Research: I study the physiological mechanisms that underlie behavioral and morphological diversity. I am specifically interested in the hormonal and neural mechanisms that regulate maternal behavior in brood parasites and their hosts, how stress affects reproduction, and what regulates feathers color.
Teaching and outreach: I teach introductory and advanced undergraduate couses in biology. I am an advocate for a evidence-based teaching approaches, and strive to foster diversity in the classroom.
MECHANISMS OF BROOD PARASITE AND THEIR HOST BEHAVIOR