Jasmin Camacho, PhD
She doesn’t mind being called Batwoman. Jasmin Camacho, PhD is a Postdoc at Stowers Institute of Medical Research. Dr. Camacho’s research involves the study of nectarivory, or the exclusive eating of sugar-rich floral nectar. Specifically, her project aims to investigate nectar bats for their unique metabolic traits necessary for consuming excessive amounts of liquid sugar every day. Camacho believes using an uncommon research organism such as bats is a unique and significant tool for helping to fight metabolic syndromes like hyperglycemia and glucotoxicity, which increase risks of heart disease and diabetes. Learn more about her work here.