Carlson Lab

Dr. Bruce A. Carlson

Associate Professor

Bruce studies how brains process sensory information and control behavior, how and why brains evolve, and how behavior influences ecological interactions and evolutionary processes.

Erika Schumacher

PhD Rotation Student
Evolution, Ecology & Population Biology

Erika is developing methods for recording electric signaling during behavio

Adalee Lube

PhD Student

Adalee is studying spike-timing-dependent plasticity (STDP) in midbrain electrosensory neurons and its role in modifying interval tuning.

Kimberley V. Sukhum

PhD Student
Evolution, Ecology & Population Biology

Kim is studying evolutionary change in brain size, its mechanistic basis, its energetic costs, and its adaptive significance.

Dr. Alejandro Vélez

Postdoctoral Associate

Alejandro is studying divergent and parallel evolution of sensory perception and its neural basis.

Scarlett Ge

Scarlett is studying electric communication in naturalistic interactions in a comparative context.

James Li

Undergraduate Student

James is studying the sensory processing of naturalistic communication signals.