Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph. D., Free University Berlin, Germany
Training Area: Animal Behavior and Comparative Psychology|Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
Research Interests: Behavioral Neurobiology of Electric Fish
Research Focus: Neuroscience
Our research subjects are African weakly electric fish of the family Mormyridae that we breed in our laboratory. My research interest in these animals is twofold:
Multisensory integration, i.e. the interplay of their electrosenses, sight, and lateral line, in orientation, navigation, and communication.
The developmental plasticity of structures and behaviors that affect their courtship displays.