Neurobiology and Behavior is an exciting intellectual environment that optimizes our research and teaching missions.

Fundamental questions about how the brain and nervous system work in the expression of behavior are explored.  These areas include learning and memory, sensory and integrative neuroscience (at molecular, genetic, synaptic and systems levels), neuronal development, neurocomputation, and the neurobiology of substance abuse.

Biology Faculty

Dr. Susan Bertram
Variation in sexually- selected traits in insects
Dr. Steven Cooke
Aquatic ecology, conservation biology, physiological ecology, animal behavior and environmental science.
Dr. Roslyn Dakin
Animal behavior; Flight Behavior; Environmental Adaptation
Dr. Jeffrey Dawson
Neuroethology and biomechanics of insect flight
Dr. Root Gorelick
Evolution of sex, evolutionary theory, classical botany, mathematical biology, climate change
Dr. Tom Sherratt
Behavioural and evolutionary ecology
Dr. Jayne Yack
Neuroethology of insect sensory systems & bioacoustics

Adjunct Research Professors

Dr. Balu Chakravarthy – National Research Council
Molecular signaling and cell adaptation

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