IMG_9973Broadly, 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 steroid hormones and seasonal aggression in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus) using molecular genetic, biochemical, pharmacological, and behavioral approaches. I will be starting a new position as a postdoctoral researcher in the Alward lab at the University of Houston in July, where I will study the neuroendocrine and molecular mechanisms underlying social ascent in the African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni.

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Department of Biology
Indiana University
Biology Building 142
1001 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

E-mail: kmunley@indiana.edu

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