Julianna Mendez will be joining us in the fall of 2023. Julianna is coming from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, where she worked on red eyed tree frog acoustic and vibrational signaling. We are very fortunate and excited to have her join the lab!
Fearless leader Dr. Kim Hoke gave a special lecture in light of receiving the well-deserved highest honor in the college in recognition of her achievements and commitments in research, service, mentoring, and teaching. More in this source article:
A huge congratulations to Dr. Kim Hoke for being named Professor Laureate by the College of Natural Sciences! Professor Laureate is the college’s highest academic award; well deserved!
Amir passed his written and oral comprehensive exams (aka qualifying exams, or preliminary exams), and is now a PhD Candidate. He now qualifies for 7 more years of grad school!
Cameron pipettes their way into the lab! The lab welcomes Cameron Badger, an undergraduate student interested in learning more about animal behavior research. First up - qPCR experiments. Then on to some bioacoustics!
Our primary goal is to understand the processes that shape evolutionary trajectories. We focus on the mechanisms of convergent evolution of behavioral and morphological traits. We link molecular, neural, and developmental mechanisms to their consequences for organismal phenotypes, and we investigate the neural and hormonal mechanisms of context- or experience-dependent changes in behavior.