I study the physiological mechanisms that underlie stress response in wild birds. I am particularly interested in how stress response varies across habitats and how it affects reproductive behavior and physiology. Among my other study interests are the cellular and genetic mechanisms that underlie feather color diversity and neural mechanisms that underlie behavioral diversity. To find out more about what I do, click here.
I teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses in biology. I use evidence-based approaches to foster an active learning environment in the classroom. To find out more about my teaching, click here.
Positions available at Dr. Abolins' lab
I am looking for field assistants for the summer '22 field season. Application information can be found here.