Alix Matthews joins the Biology Department as a Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor. Ms. Matthews is currently in her final year of her doctoral program at Arkansas State University where she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Molecular Biosciences. She is a Rhodes alumna (2014, B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences), received her M.Sc. in Biological Sciences from Arkansas State University (2017), and served as a Research Laboratory Manager prior to her Ph.D. work. Ms. Matthews' research focuses on host-symbiont interactions, coevolutionary ecology, biodiversity, and genomics. She has taught biology courses ranging from genetics and cell biology to ecology and data analysis.