Assistant Research Scientist (2012 - present)

Indiana University, Department of Biology

NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow (2009-2012)

Indiana University, Department of Biology

Ph.D., 2009

Duke University, Department of Biology

I study the evolutionary ecology and mechanistic underpinnings of behavior, with a special focus on same-sex aggressive behavior in birds. By combining techniques from behavioral ecology, neuroendocrinology, and genomics, I aim to ask fundamental questions about the evolution of behavior, to connect behavior to physiology in an evolutionary context, and to identify the mechanistic basis of phenotypic adaptation and acclimation.