Director, Institute for Research in Sensing (IRiS), University of Cincinnati.
Nathan Morehouse is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Director for the Institute for Research in Sensing at the University of Cincinnati.
He graduated in 2000 with his BS in Biology with Distinction in Research from Cornell University, where he studied sexual dimorphism in fly visual systems under the mentorship of Cole Gilbert. He then worked as a professional salmon fisherman in Alaska, a farmhand in British Columbia, and the general manager and sommelier of a French restaurant in New York before returning to science as a doctoral student at Arizona State University. In 2009 he received his PhD for work with Ron Rutowski on interactions between female choice and nutritional ecology in butterflies. From 2009 to 2011 he studied the evolution of seasonal color polyphenisms in butterflies as a European Union Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow, working with Jérôme Casas at the Université de Tours in France. He returned to the USA as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh before moving his research group to the University of Cincinnati in 2016.
His research group studies the evolution of vision and visual signaling in butterflies and jumping spiders. His work has been recognized through receipt of the Animal Behavior Society’s Warder Clyde Allee Award and the International Society for Behavioral Ecology’s Frank Pitelka Award