PhD Neurobiology and Behavior Cornell University, 2005
B.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Arizona, 1998
Research Interests / Specializations:
Neuroethology, behavioral ecology, and evolutionary biology of arthropods
The goal of my research program is to understand basic principals in behavior and behavioral adaptation. By exploring the interface between sensory physiology, behavior, and ecology, my lab seeks to identify basic principals of sensory integration, multimodal communication, complex signal evolution and how organisms adapt to biophysical constraints on these processes. Ongoing work in the lab focuses on vibratory and visual communication in invertebrate model systems.