Broadly, my research focuses on how an organism’s external environment influences its internal state, including neuroendocrine substrates and social behavior. I recently finished my Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior at Indiana University. As a Ph.D. student in the Demas lab, I examined how the hormone melatonin regulates seasonal aggression in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus) using molecular genetic, biochemical, pharmacological, and behavioral approaches. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Alward lab at the University of Houston, where I am studying the neuroendocrine and molecular regulation of social behavior in the African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni.
Department of Psychology
University of Houston
Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 1
4349 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Houston, TX 77204