Madeleine Strait

PhD student

University of Washington


Wesleyan University (2014-2018)

Middletown, CT

B.A., Biology and Neuroscience & Behavior

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in how mutualistic relationships change in response to anthropogenic disturbances. Specifically, I am interested in using a combination of fieldwork and molecular techniques to understand how plant-pollinator interactions will adapt to human-altered environments. During my PhD I hope to integrate observational and experimental studies of plant-pollinator networks in order to predict how larger ecological networks might be shifting in response to climate change.


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. Exposure to e-cigarette aerosol over two months induces 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.