Entomologist and Former NSF Fellow

Entomologist Dr. Shelah Morita in her lab sitting at her desk. A computer monitor on her left has SEM images of flies on it.
Dr. Shelah Morita working with SEM images of flies in her laboratory. Image from Smithsonian.

Dr. Shela Morita is an entomologist and former NSF International Research Fellow in Entomology at the National Museum of Natural History. She is interested in the role species interactions play in shaping organismal evolution and diversity. Her research focuses on the ecological systematics of horse flies (Diptera: Tabanidae) and how the evolution of floral associated morphology may be linked to their diversity.