University of Calgary

Swellan Pinto

  • Master's Student
  • Marker

Research Interests


Currently, I am focused on understanding ethanol metabolism in mammals that consume fermented foods (fruits and nectar) in the wild, specifically treeshrew and bat species. I want to understand the origins of human ethanol metabolism in terms of frugivory. Previously, I have studied parasitic helminth presence and diversity in wild white-faced capuchins with relation to seasonality and host-level factors using genomic techniques.

Photograph of Swellan Pinto


Current Studies

  • Master's Student
    Degree: Master of Arts
    Supervisor: Amanda Melin
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