INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

  Heather Mattila
   
  Heather Mattila is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Wellesley College. Her research is focused on the role that genetic diversity plays in the use of the recruitment waggle dance that honey bees perform to direct nest mates to food discoveries. Prior to joining Wellesley College in 2009, Heather was a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and received her PhD from the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) in 2005. At Wellesley College, Heather teaches Introduction to Organismal Biology, Animal Behavior, and the Biology of Social Insects. She lives in Wellesley, MA with her husband, her two cats, and millions of honey bees (50 research colonies, to be precise).
   
  Will be teaching: