Damian O. Elias

Assistant Professor



  • PhD Neurobiology and Behavior Cornell University, 2005
  • B.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Arizona, 1998

Research Interests

Neuroethology, behavioral ecology, and evolutionary biology of arthropods

Research Description

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.

Read more about my research in the Elias Lab website.

Contact Information

Email: doelias@berkeley.edu

Office: 5028 VLSB

Office Phone: 510-642-6396

Fax: 510-643-5438


Office Hours

Mon, Wed: 11 - 12 pm, Updated: 2010/08/31

Research Group(s)

Mailing Address

Dept of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
UC Berkeley
130 Mulford Hall #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720