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Michael Sheehan

Department: 
Neurobiology and Behavior
Office: 
W303 Mudd Hall
Phone: 
(607) 254-4302

The lab is interested in the causes and consequences of variation in social behavior, with a particular focus on the role of recognition systems in mediating social interactions. Current work in the lab includes studies of the genetic basis for coloration patterning in insects, the evolutionary genetics of learning and the evolution of pheromone communication in mice.

Research Interests: 
Behavior
Ecology
Evolution
Genetics
Genomics
BioG 2990/4990 Credit: 
Yes
Current Opening in my Lab: 
Yes
Paid Work Study: 
Yes
Paid Non-Work Study: 
Yes
Volunteer: 
Yes
Honors Thesis: 
Yes
Research Activities in Which Undergraduates Participate: 
That lab takes an integrative approach to understanding behavior meaning that students will have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of possible activities including behavioral studies, morphological analysis, molecular genetics, fieldwork, genomics, animal rearing, etc.
Approximate Number of Students in the Lab per Semester: 
4-6
Is There a Minimum Number of Hours per Week: 
Yes
If So, How Many?: 
9