PhD, Indiana University Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
Latest News 08/10/18 I will be at the International Society for Behavioral Ecology meeting in Minneapolis this week, presenting a talk Tuesday, "Gauging Engagement." Find me at the meeting or on Twitter @neuroStephtide
08/01/18 I am in Atlanta now! This month I begin a research position as a Next Generation Postdoctoral Scholar at Georgia State University's Neuroscience Institute and the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, working with Dr. Walt Wilczynski.
07/20/18 I will be presenting a talk on chemosensory investigation of specific compounds in socially-relevant chemical signals produced by Sceloporus lizards (a collaborative project) at the International Society for Behavioral Ecology meeting in Minneapolis this August 11-16th! See you there!
07/09/18 Defended PhD thesis, and am officially a Dr. of Evolution, Ecology & Behavior! Thank you to my committee for all of their efforts in shaping my research: Dr. Emilia Martins, Dr. Greg Demas, Dr. Ellen Ketterson, Dr. Troy Smith, and Dr. Helena Soini.
04/13/18 Presented at IU Center for Integrative Study of Animal Behavior's annual Animal Behavior Conference: "Relative abundances of a potential-pheromone in lizard chemical signals impact chemosensory interest in adult males."
03/14/18 A collaboration I became involved with as a student during the Marine Biological Laboratory's Neurobiology course last summer was just accepted to eLife! The manuscript entitled, "The signaling lipid sphingosine 1-phosphate regulates mechanical pain" will be available soon.
01/03-01/08/18 Shared my work on phylogenetic relationships with chemical signal composition in Sceloporus lizards at the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) 2018 in lovely San Francisco, CA.
10/23/17 Another successful Science Fest 2017 at IU Bloomington. Kids and families learned about lizard olfaction, from odor molecules to brains to behavior.
10/9 -10/19/17 Visit to the Martins lab at Arizona State University for a new collaboration on odor playbacks.
10/6-10/9/17 In the Chiricahua Mountains looking for the fall breeding S. jarrovii
6/1/17 - 8/1/17 In Woods Hole, Massachusetts at the Marine Biological Laboratory as a member of the Neurobiology 2017 cohort.
Native Texan, born and raised. Received B.S. in Biology from University of Texas, Arlington in May of 2012. 6th year PhD candidate at Indiana University with advisor Emília P. Martins. Contact me: email@example.com