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Animal Behavior PhD Program Faculty

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Name
Stephen Pratt
Associate Professor

Pratt studies the emergence of complex behavior in leaderless groups, especially social insects. He works with engineers to translate lessons from biology to artificial systems, and to develop new tools to analyze behavior.

480-727-9425
ISTB1 304

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Animal Behavior PhD Program

Animal behavior is a graduate degree program that will provide doctorate-level training in mechanistic and functional approaches to understanding behavior in a variety of animal taxa...

Program Faculty

Name
Expertise
Gro Amdam
Professor

Amdam is a Norwegian biologist who is internationally known for her research on behavior and aging in honey bees.

480-727-0895
ISTB-1 314
Michael Angilletta
Professor

Angilletta combines models and experiments to understand how animal populations adapt to changing environments.

480-965-4321
Heather Bimonte-Nelson
Professor

For more than two decades, Bimonte-Nelson has conducted preclinical evaluations of multiple domains of cognitive function as related to aging. She heads the Memory and Aging Laboratory at ASU.

480-727-0766
PSYCH 216
Mary Burleson
Assoc Professor

Mary H. Burleson is an Associate Professor in Psychology. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience program) from Arizona State University in 1994. Her postdoctoral training was at Ohio State University in t

602-543-6804
FAB S129
Carlos Castillo-Chavez
Regent's Professor

Castillo-Chavez's research program is at the interface of the mathematical and natural and social sciences. He is the rector of Yachay University of Experimental Technical Research in Ecuador.

480-965-2115
West Palm Walk ECA 377
Cheryl Conrad
Asst Vice Pres & Professor

Conrad's research interests include studies on the neurobiology of chronic stress, sex differences in neuroplasticity following chronic stress, and links between stress and depression or anxiety disorders.

480-965-7465
Fulton Center, Suite 310 (and Psychology, Rm 208) 300 East University Drive (Box 7205)
Dale DeNardo
Associate Professor

DeNardo has been a faculty member with the School of Life Sciences since 1998 and has published more than 100 scientific papers in the field of environmental physiology.

480-965-3325
Life Sciences C-wing room 444 School of Life Sciences
Pierre Deviche
Professor

Deviche is an animal physiologist who studies how the environment controls the reproductive system and stress responses of vertebrates.

480-965-0726
LSC 412
Natalia Dounskaia
602-827-2294
425 North Fifth Street ABC1 222
Jennifer Fewell
President's Professor

Fewell is a President’s Professor and faculty leader for the Organismal, Integrative and Systems Biology Group. Her research centers around the organization and evolution of insect societies.

480-965-6539
ISTB 302
Leah Gerber
Professor; Director, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

Gerber aims to accelerate the success of biodiversity management and sustainable biodiversity outcomes by fostering relationships among academics and decision makers.

480-727-3109
LSA 212
Jon Harrison
Professor

Harrison is an environmental physiologist who studies how insects function, interact with their environment and evolve.

480-965-2186
ISTB1 324 School of Life Sciences
Hilairy Hartnett
Associate Professor

Hartnett has joint appointments in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and in the School of Molecular Sciences. Her current research interests are in the areas of biogeochemistry and organic geochemistry.

480-965-5593
ISTB4 765 ISTB4
Kim Hill
Professor

Hill began his education in molecular genetics but switched to evolutionary anthropology in 1980. He has held faculty positions at Emory University, University of Michigan, University of New Mexico, and A.S.U

480-965-6215
Bert Hoelldobler
University Professor of Life Sciences; Regents' and Foundation Professor

Hölldobler is a Pulitzer Prize-winning sociobiologist who uses insect societies to study behavioral mechanisms of communication, cooperation and conflict. He's a member of several national and international academies.

480-727-8415
LSE 218
Chad Johnson
Associate Professor

J. Chadwick (Chad) Johnson is an Associate Professor in the New College School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in biology from the University of Kentucky in 2003.

602-543-6524
CLCC 269
Carol Johnston
Assoc Dean(FSC) & Professor

Carol S. Johnston, Professor of Nutrition and Associate Dean for Faculty Success at Arizona State University, is an expert in vitamin C metabolism, the medicinal use of vinegar, high protein diets, and vegetarian nutrition.

602-496-2539
HLTHN 532 Phoenix Downtown Campus
Yun Kang
Assoc Professor

Kang's primary research interests are mathematical biology and nonlinear dynamical systems theory with applications in biology, life and social sciences.

480-727-5004
WANNER 301G
Douglas Kenrick
Professor

Kenrick's research is on integrating models from evolutionary biology and cognitive science to study the effects of fundamental social motivations on cognition.

480-965-7249
PSY B249
Peter Killeen

Killeen is a professor emeritus in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology.

PSY OUBLIETTE
Manfred Laubichler
President's Professor

Laubichler is a theoretical biologist and historian of science. He is director of the Global Biosocial Complexity Initiative at ASU and the ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems

480-965-5481
LSA 256
Juergen Liebig
Associate Professor

Liebig studies the organization, chemical communication, reproductive regulation, and behavioral and physiological plasticity in ants and termites with a focus on the colony, the individual, and the olfactory system.

480-727-8508
ISTB1 306
Michael McBeath
Professor

McBeath's research interests include perception, baseball, audition and navigation.

480-965-8930
PSYN 317
Kevin McGraw
Professor

McGraw is an integrative behavioral ecologist who primarily studies the colors of animals such as birds to understand the costs, benefits and evolution of visual signals.

480-965-5518
LSC 522
Leanne Nash

Nash's areas of focus is in physical anthropology: primate social behavior and ecology, Galagos and the role of gum.

480-965-6215
ANTH 362
Janet Neisewander
Professor

Neisewander's research contributes to understanding the development and treatment of drug addiction and provides new knowledge of mechanisms involved in emotional processing, and learning and memory.

480-965-0209
School of LIfe Sciences ISTB1 room 427
Steven Neuberg
Chair and Professor

Neuberg's interests include evolutionary approaches to human sociality; stigma; prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination; motivation influences on cognition; and religion and conflict.

480-965-7845
PSYCH 229
M. Foster Olive
Associate Professor

Olive 's group is interested in examining how abused drugs affect the brain on a neurobiological level.

480-727-9557
Miles Orchinik
Associate Professor

Orchinik is a neuroscientist who studies how stress alters behavior, brain function, and the endocrine system. He is also interested in science education research, particularly in how undergraduates learn core concepts,

480-965-5084
LSE 218
Robert Page
Provost Emeritus; Foundation Chair of Life Sciences

Using the honey bee as a model, Regents' Professor Page has dissected their complex foraging division of labor at all levels of biological organization from gene networks to complex social interactions.

480-965-1288
Fulton Center Suite 145
Theodore Pavlic
Associate Director for Research

Theodore Pavlic works in interdisciplinary decision-making problems in natural and artificial autonomous systems. He is also the associate director of research for The Biomimicry Center at ASU.

480-965-2899
Stephen Pratt
Associate Professor

Pratt studies the emergence of complex behavior in leaderless groups, especially social insects. He works with engineers to translate lessons from biology to artificial systems, and to develop new tools to analyze behavior.

480-727-9425
ISTB1 304
Ronald Rutowski
Emeritus Professor

Ronald Rutowski research examines function and percpetion of bright coloration in animals as well as the mechanisms that produce coloration. Butterflies are a special focus of his studies.

480-965-4369
LSC 570
Federico Sanabria
Assoc Professor

Sanabria studies basic behavioral and cognitive processes underlying behavioral regulation in various species, and applies this research to the study of psychiatric disorders.

480-965-4687
PSYCHOLOGY BUILDING
Joan Silk
Professor

Silk moved to ASU in 2012, from UCLA. She is interested in how natural selection shapes the evolution of social behavior in primates.

480-965-5016
Andrew Smith
Emeritus Professor

Smith is a conservation biologist who works with mammals, primarily pikas, in the mountains of western United States and on the Tibetan Plateau. He serves as chair of the IUCN/SSC Lagomorph Specialist Group.

480-965-4024
LSC 286
Brian Smith
Trustees of ASU Professor

Smith is a behavioral neuroscientist studying learning and memory systems in both insects and mammals. His work is being applied to studies of human diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

ISTB-1 rm 322
Brian Sullivan
Professor

Brian Sullivan is a professor and adjunct curator in herpetology. He works on the ecology, behavior, systematics and conservation of amphibians and reptiles of the desert Southwest.

602-543-6022
FAB N159
Thomas Taylor
Associate Professor

Taylor studies the discrete geometry of network embeddings.

480-965-3778
GWC 356