Carlye Chaney is a PhD candidate in anthropology at Yale University and the HBA student rep. She chats with us about her undergraduate work on the association between exercise and immune function, the importance of including midterm exams as confounding variables, and the HBA student member Happy Hour.

You can read Carlye’s paper “Salivary secretory immunoglobulin A variation between female varsity athletes and nonathletes” in the American Journal of Human Biology at…g7dQsK2p6ussb

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