Lina Rifai, Ph.D
Science, Mathematics, and Informatics
Lina Rifai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Biology
Office: SM 139B
Research Interests: Behavioral Ecology, Desert Ecology, Vertebrate Biology, Sexual Dimorphism.
Courses taught at IUK: Introductory Biology for Biology Majors, Human Anatomy, Evolutionary Medicine, Developmental Vertebrate Anatomy, Evolution and Diversity, Ornithology (Biology of Birds)
Hobbies: scuba diving, yoga, photography and being outside as much as possible
Undergraduate Student Research:
Rachel Marschand (picture top right) - Effects of desertificiation on lizard communities in Jordanian Deserts -graduated in 2012, currently at Northern Texas University graduate school
Cassandra Kennedy - Effects of food and light on the behavior of freshwater jellyfish (Craspedacusta sowerbyi) - graduated in 2012, currently an intern at the Indianapolis Zoo
Russel Mueller - Sexual dimorphism of the American Toad (Bufo americanus)
Regan O'Neal - Sexual dimorphism and behavior of the Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simpliciollis)