Madeleine Strait

PhD Student

My research focuses on how flowering plants and insect pollinators in subalpine meadows respond to environmental change. I use a combination of field experiments and molecular techniques to understand the impacts of local and global climate on patterns of plant-pollinator interactions. I am currently studying how changes in plant phenology and spatial distributions may affect future assemblies of plant-pollinator communities at Mount Rainier National Park.


Wesleyan University (2014-2018)

Middletown, CT

B.A., Biology and Neuroscience & Behavior


Comfort, N., Gade, M., Strait, M., Merwin, S.J., Antoniou, D., Memou, A., Rideout, H.J., Corti, S., Kariya, S. and Re, D.B. (2023). Longitudinal transcriptomic analysis of mouse sciatic nerve reveals pathways associated with age‐related muscle pathology. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle.

Baker, B. H., Rafikian, E. E., Hamblin, P. B., Strait, M. D., Yang, M., & Pearson, B. L. (2022). Sex-specific neurobehavioral and prefrontal cortex gene expression alterations following developmental acetaminophen exposure in mice. Neurobiology of Disease, 105970.

Re, D. B., Hilpert, M., Saglimbeni, B., Strait, M., Ilievski, V., Coady, M., Talayero, M., Wilmsen, K., Chesnais, H., Balac, O., Glabonjat, R. A., Slavkovich, V., Yan, B., Graziano, J., Navas-Acien, A., & Kleiman, N. J. (2021). Exposure to e-cigarette aerosol over two months induced accumulation of neurotoxic metals and alteration of essential metals in mouse brain. Environmental Research, 202, 111557.

Comfort, N., Cai, K., Bloomquist, T. R., Strait, M. D., Ferrante, A. W., Jr, & Baccarelli, A. A. (2021). Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis for the Quantification and Size Determination of Extracellular Vesicles. Journal of visualized experiments: JoVE, 169.


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January 1, 0001
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