The lab received an NSF grant to initiate our new project on ear loss and regain in toads. See our photos page for pictures from our recent field trips to Ecuador and Peru.
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.