Ph.D. in Zoology (minor in Neuroscience), Indiana University, 1998
Area Certificate in Animal Behavior, Indiana University, 1998
B.S., summa cum laude in Biology, SUNY Geneseo, 1992
See my Curriculum Vitae for details on my professional experience.
Sensory Ecology and Neuroethology
Ecophysiology of Migration
Animal orientation and navigation
Ultraviolet and polarized light reception
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- Australian Silvereyes
- I also work with many other migratory songbirds as part of a migration monitoring effort at Braddock Bay near Rochester, NY
- Eastern red-spotted newts
- Tiger salamanders
- Fire salamanders
- Rainbow trout
- Sockeye salmon
At Hobart and William Smith:
- BIOL 151: Organisms and Populations
- BIOL 233: General Physiology
- BIOL 340: Neurobiology
At Previous Universities:
- Biology of Birds/Bird Bander Training Course
- General Physiology
- Human Biology
- Vertebrate Zoology
- Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles
- Sensory Biology
Laboratory and field behavioral techniques for the study of animal orientation and navigation.
Extracellular neurophysiological recording from the retina, optic nerve, and optic centers in the brain (i.e., electroretinograms, compound action potentials, and evoked potentials).
Microspectrophotometry of photoreceptors
Histological techniques: perfusion, brain removal, tissue fixation, mounting, cryocut sectioning, histological and immunohistological staining, camera lucida drawings and computer imaging.
Avian laboratory maintenance, field capture (mist netting) and banding (subpermit from the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory in Patuxent, MD).
Amphibian and fish field capture (seining) and laboratory maintenance.
Music. I love all styles of music: rock, jazz, classical, folk, and world-beat just to name a few. Just follow the sound of music in Eaton Hall and you're likely to find my lab or office.
Bird-watching...you probably could have guessed this one.
Hiking, camping, biking, skiing, fishing, and anything else that will take me outdoors.
Tai Chi Chuan
Reading for fun: Eastern philosophy, naturalist essays, exploration books, and poetry. Read something besides science and expand your mind!
Braddock Bay Bird Observatory
WBGO Jazz on the Internet
Herpetology. That's amphibians and reptiles!
More to come.