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Elizabeth Adkins-Regan Elizabeth Adkins-Regan

Neurobiology and Behavior
Behavioral neuroendocrinology, avian social behavior and reproduction. learn more

Andrew Bass

Neurobiology and Behavior
Animal communication; evolution of vertebrate nervous system; hormones, brains, and behavior; comparative neuroanatomy; sexual differentiation of the brain; hormonal control of development, teleost fish learn more

William E. Bemis

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Shoals Marine Lab
I study developmental and comparative morphology of vertebrates to examine questions in evolution and systematics. learn more

Ronald Booker

Neurobiology and Behavior
Intrinsic and extrinsic control of neurodevelopment in insects, determine the neural basis of behavioral ontogeny using the moth Manduca sexta, and the fly Drosophila melanogaster as model systems learn more

Sofia Cerda-Gonzalez

Morten Christiansen

Psychology / Cognitive Science
Our research focuses on the interaction of biological and environmental constraints in the evolution, acquisition and processing of language. We employ a variety of methodologies, including computational modeling, corpus analyses, artificial language learning, psycholinguistic experiments, and neuroimaging. learn more

Huai-Hu Chuang

Vet Biomedical Sciences
Receptors and Ion Channels learn more

Thomas Cleland

Psychology
Olfactory perception as a complex system; coordinating behavioral; physiological, pharmacological, and computational studies of sensory sampling; learning and memory; biological neural networks. learn more

Itai Cohen

Physics
My lab is obsessed with motion on different length scales, from the cellular behavior of bacteria and the growth of plant roots, to the flight of insects, the dancing of human beings, and even the collective motion of people in mosh pits formed at heavy metal concerts. learn more

Ruth Collins

Molecular Medicine
Cell and Molecular Medicine. Structure, function and mechanisms of action for proteins regulating cell growth, and the disease impact on human and animal health when these proteins are dysfunctional. learn more

Robin Dando

Food Science
The mammalian taste system consists of many complex interactions which take a simple receptor activation at the taste bud, to a rich and emotional response such as that elicited by our favorite foods. As yet little is known about the true nature or depth of these interactions. learn more

David Deitcher

Neurobiology and Behavior
My lab examines the genetic and molecular basis of epilepsy using Drosophila as a model system.  In addition, we also probe the trafficking of neuropeptides using genetics, RNAi, and imaging. learn more

Timothy DeVoogd

Psychology
Animal communication; neuroanatomical plasticity, quantitative neurobiology; neurobiology of avian caching; hormonal influences on brain structure; avian song system, neural basis for female song discrimination, interplay between the hippocampus and other brain areas in spatial memory, evolution of these behaviors learn more

Janis Dickinson

Lab of Ornithology
bird and insect behavior; avian conservation biology, citizen science learn more

Shimon Edelman

Psychology
I am interested in the computational, behavioral, neurobiological, and evolutionary explanations of how the brain/mind works. My research focuses on language, vision, happiness, and consciousness. See my online publication archive for details. learn more

Joseph Fetcho

Neurobiology and Behavior
Our lab studies how movements are produced by the brain and spinal cord of vertebrates. We use zebrafish as a model system because they allow us to combine genetic and optical methods with more conventional physiological approaches to study the neural circuits. learn more

Barbara Finlay

Psychology
Evolution and development of brain and behavior; particularly the visual system. learn more

Cole Gilbert

Entomology
Invertebrate neuroethology; sensory guidance; neural evolution in arthropods. learn more

Chun Han

Molecular Biology and Genetics
We are interested in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of dendrite morphogenesis and dendrite degeneration, especially from the perspective of dendrite-environment interaction. Dendrite morphogenesis is a fundamental aspect of neural development and lies at the foundation of neural circuit formation. learn more

Ronald Harris-Warrick

Neurobiology and Behavior
Roles of identified neurons in behavioral neural networks. Roles of ionic currents in shaping intrinsic properties of neurons. Consequences of spinal cord injury for locomotor-related interneurons in the mouse spinal cord. learn more

Carl Hopkins

Neurobiology and Behavior
We are broadly interested in the Neural Basis of Animal Behavior -- Neuroethology for short. We are concentrating on animal communication behavior in electric fish -- tropical fish from Africa that generate and sense weak electric signals and use them for navigation and social communication. learn more

Ronald Hoy

Neurobiology and Behavior
Animal communication; behavior genetics of inbertebrates; regeneration and development in invertebrate nervous systems. Categorical perception of sound frequency by crickets. learn more

Fenghua Hu

Molecular Biology and Genetics / Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration learn more

Toshi Kawate

Molecular Medicine
Architecture and molecular mechanisms of membrane proteins that mediate extracellular signaling. Students will be doing an assortment of tasks, from making reagents to carrying out their own projects, depending on their analytical skills and class loads. learn more

Sergiy Libert

Biomedical Sciences
My laboratory uses a diverse range of techniques to study the process of aging. learn more

Christiane Linster

Neurobiology and Behavior
Neuromodulation, computation, olfaction, behavioral neuroscience. learn more

Ellis Loew

Vet Biomedical Sciences
Sensory physiology; sensory ecology; retinal physiology and biochemistry; clinical electrophysiology; visual sciences. The underwater visual environment. learn more

David McCobb

Neurobiology and Behavior
Cell and molecular neurobiology; regulation of expression and function of potassium channels in adrenaline secreting cells, and its relationship to stress. learn more

Linda Nowak

Molecular Medicine / Neuropharmacology
Members of my laboratory study GluA, GluK and GluN glutamate receptors using a combination of biochemical and electrophysiology techniques. learn more

Alexander Ophir

Psychology
Proximate & ultimate influences on social behavior: including individual variation in genes, brain and behavior; monogamy and social attachment; alternative reproductive tactics; parental care; early life social influence on development; social & spatial memory; mate choice; animal communication. learn more

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