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
Neuroscience

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.

Victoria Hain

Undergraduate Student

VIctoria is studying intraspecific variation in brain size, metabolic rate, and hypoxia tolerance.

Karina Garza

Undergraduate Student

Karina helps keep our fish happy and healthy!

Ariadne Bazigos

Undergraduate Student

Ariadne is studying the cellular and structural basis for evolutionary change in brain size.

Snigdha Srivastava

Undergraduate Student

Snigdha is performing comparative studies on electric communication behavior.

Jerry Shen

Undergraduate Student

Jerry is studying the cellular and structural basis for evolutionary change

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