Areas of expertise
Neuroscience, invertebrate vision, visual ecology, neuroethology, neuromechanics
My research focuses on how vision informs and influences animal behavior, physiology and evolution. I primarily work with mantis shrimp, a group of animals that boast some of the most complex eyes as well as one of the fastest animal movements. I use an integrative, comparative approach to tackle different levels of organization to understand the link(s) between vision and visually mediated behaviors in mantis shrimp and other predatory invertebrates.
Courses: Heredity, Evolution, and Ecology (BIO 103), Neurobiology (BIO 242), Experimental Neurobiology (BIO 262)