What do we do?

How do wild animals adapt to changing environments?
Evolutionary Ecology
What causes variation in animal behavior?
Animal Behavior
How do behavioral & life history traits evolve?
Comparative Studies
How does early life stress affect offspring?
Parental Effects

Lab News

NSF REU position available

A 14-week NSF REU position is available in my lab from May-August 2020. The REU Student will participate in research regarding the effects of elevated maternal glucocorticoids (colloquially referred to as “maternal stress”) on the physiology, behavior, and life history traits […]

Ben wins awards!

Ben is really honored to win two awards! First, the Frank A. Beach New Investigator Award from the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Second, the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association (animal learning […]

Looking for a postdoc?

We are inviting prospective postdocs to work with us (Nancy Chen, Ben Dantzer, & Andrew McAdam) on applying for the NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (NSF 19597) to conduct interdisciplinary research that leverages our interests, expertise (life history theory, […]

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