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Photo of Claire Balint CLAIRE BALINT

Claire Balint is a graduate student in the Department of Integrative Biology at U.C. Berkeley, where she is studying the neuromuscular aspects of flight control in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Dickinson. She received her M.A. in Biology from Boston University, and a B.A. in Integrative Biology and East Asian Languages from U.C. Berkeley.

Claire's primary interest is in the neural basis of animal behavior. Her interest in biology was fostered early on by her grandfather, a machinist by trade, and an enthusiastic amateur botanist. While studying invertebrate zoology as an undergraduate, she became very interested in foraging strategies, and began pursuing the study of navigation by animals. Her research focuses on how the nervous system processes information, and how the animal uses this information to maneuver through the environment.

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