Christopher Jernigan

Grad Intern
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
Animal Behavior
Liberal Arts & Sciences



Chris is
originally from Indianapolis, Indiana.  He graduated Summa Cum
Laude with a double concentration in Chemistry and Honors in Biology
from Butler University.  After graduating from
Butler University he worked as an Intern and later a fellow with the
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. He also worked
with the Neural Systems and Behavior Course at the Marine Biological
Laboratories in Woods Hole, MA prior to beginning his current
position as a PhD Student at Arizona State University in the
Laboratory of Dr. Brian H. Smith in 2012.

Research Interests

I consider myself a neuroethologist whom is primarily interested in
the plasticity of behavior in the natural environment.  Along
with my Advisor Dr. Brian H. Smith, I use bees as a model to discover
how experiences drive behavioral plasticity and use both laboratory
and field techniques to illuminate the neural basis of observed behaviors. 


Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
BIO 182 General Biology II
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
BIO 361 Animal Physiology Laboratory
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
BIO 361 Animal Physiology Laboratory