Trey Scott



Trey is a second year graduate student in the Evolution, Ecology, and Population Biology Program. He received his BA from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. During a summer at the University of Georgia, he worked with fluorescent labeling molecules to understand peptidoglycan dynamics in Myxococcus xanthus. At Simpson, Trey used directed mutagenesis to examine the active site of NylC, an enzyme that degrades nylon. Trey is interested in conflict and arms races. He uses theoretical and empirical methods to study these topics.


  • Nelson, A. S., T.  Scott, M. Barczyk, T. P. McGlynn, A. Avalos, E. Clifton, A. Das, et al. 2018. “Day/Night Upper Thermal Limits Differ within Ectatomma Ruidum Ant Colonies.” Insectes Sociaux 65 (1): 183–89.