I am an animal physiologist, interested in the energetic basis of aging, growth, reproduction, and of course, colonial living of social insects. I got my Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics in 2005, and then switched to the field of ecological and evolutionary physiology. Deep in my heart, I am still a physicist, looking for universal laws in nature. For more details about me and the research in my lab, check out my website (http://web.mst.edu/~houch/). We do lots of cool stuff.