Biologist | Danielle N. Lee


Danielle N. Lee is an American biologist with a focus on Psychology, Ethology, and Behavioral Ecology.

Lee completed her BS in Animal Sciences at Tennessee Technological University, her MS in Vertebrate Zoology at University of Memphis, and her PhD in Biology at University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lee is currently doing post-doctoral research at Oklahoma State University. She has been awarded grants from NSF, the American Society of Mammologists, Sigma Xi, and received a TWA Scholarship for Environmental Science.

In 2009 Lee was honored as a Diversity Scholar by the American Institute of Biological Sciences and in 2011 she was named the Young Professional of the Year by the Urban League Young Professionals of Metropolitan St. Louis.

In addition to her lab and field research, Lee is passionate about science outreach and is well known for her science promotion and outreach in social media. Lee authors The Urban Scientist on the Scientific American Blog Network and is an avid user of Twitter. With over 8,000 followers she is a true science celebrity.

Lee has a particular focus on science outreach to to under-served audiences in the science and is an active member of Animal Behavior Society including the Education and Diversity Committee. Her social media efforts have garnered several accolades from the Huffington Post, Under the Miscroscope, Black Weblog Awards, and Niche Blogging in Science.

>> Blog: The Urban Scientist blog
>> Twitter: @DNLee5

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