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 Student
Evolution, Ecology & Population Biology

Erika is studying how behavioral novelty is related to evolutionary change in brain size and structure, and the molecular energetic basis of evolutionary changes in brain size and structure.

Adalee Lube

PhD Student
Neuroscience

Adalee is studying spike-timing-dependent plasticity (STDP) in midbrain electrosensory neurons and its role in driving changes in neuronal and behavioral responses to communication signals in response to changes in the sensory environment.

Matasaburo Fukutomi

Postdoctoral Associate

Mata is studying sensorimotor integration during communication, both evolutionary change in corollary discharge effects on sensory processing and sensory-to-motor conversions during natural interactions between fish.

Sam Miller

Undergraduate Student

Sam is studying evolutionary change in brain size and structure.

Shelby Donald

Undergraduate Student

Shelby helps keep our fish happy and healthy.

Amelia Mitchell

Undergraduate Student

Amelia helps keep our fish happy and healthy.

James Li

Undergraduate Student

James is studying evolutionary change in midbrain anatomy and how it relates to the processing of electric communication signals.