Nick Barts


I am queer and I am an evolutionary physiologist. //

I’m a graduate student at Kansas State University and received my B.S. in integrative biology from the University of Illinois. I’m interested in what makes some organisms more tolerant to harsh environmental conditions than others, and I’m currently working on fish that inhabit naturally toxic waters where nothing else can live. I’ve been fortunate enough to always be an openly queer scientist, and I’m thankful for the support I’ve received from colleagues and advisors. In addition to research, I’m incredibly passionate about education and science communication. It’s critical that we create a more inclusive research and educational environment for future scientists, and I’m happy to talk about ways to do this with anyone and everyone!