My research focuses on the neural mechanisms of behavior in arthropods. We ask questions about how the nervous system integrates sensory information, primarily visual, auditory, and proprioceptive, to produce adaptive behaviors. Moreover, several projects in the lab take an evolutionary approach to function of sense organs.
I teach the Introductory Biology course for biology majors. My area of responsibility is for "skin-in" topics, such as biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, neuroscience, and behavior.
I teach an upper level laboratory course on insect physiology.
I teach an introductory level course on insect biology