Faculty


Jeffrey Alberts

Jeffrey Alberts

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
ontogeny of species-typical behavior; maturation of sensory and physiological processes; development of learning and memory

Colin Allen

Colin Allen

Provost Professor, History and Philosophy of Science

Research Interests
philosophy of biology, psychology, and cognitive science, especially animal cognition and evolution (cognitive ethology), and artificial moral agents

Farrah Bashey-Visser

Farrah Bashey-Visser

Assistant Scientist, Biology

Lecturer, Human Biology

Research Interests
ecology; evolution; microbial interactions and pathogensis

Randall D. Beer

Randall D. Beer

Provost Professor, Cognitive Science

Provost Professor, School of Informatics and Computing

Research Interests
embodied; situated and dynamical approaches to behavior and cognition; evolutionary robotics; computational neuroscience; theoretical biology

Heather Bradshaw

Heather Bradshaw

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • hbbradsh@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-1559
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 116

Research Interests
cannabinoid pharmacology; neurobiochemistry; lipidomics

Sue Carter

Sue Carter

Director, Kinsey Institute

Rudy Professor, Biology

Research Interests
evolution; ecology; behavior

Peter Cherbas

Peter Cherbas

Professor Emeritus, Biology

Research Interests
chromatin; chromosomes; genome integrity; developmental mechanisms; regulation in eukaryotic systems; genomics; bioinformatics

Jonathon D. Crystal

Jonathon D. Crystal

Director, Program in Neuroscience

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • jcrystal@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-2246
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 224

Research Interests
comparative cognition; episodic memory; metacognition; time perception; circadian rhythms; learning and memory; disorders of memory (e.g., alzheimer's)

Gregory E. Demas

Gregory E. Demas

Associate Chair for Research, Biology

Professor, Biology

Research Interests
evolution; ecology; behavior

Robert Devoe

Robert Devoe

Professor Emeritus, Optometry

  • devoe@indiana.edu
  • Optometry 307 (812) 855-4447

Research Interests
flicker vision; spectral sensitivity

Justin R. Garcia

Justin R. Garcia

Associate Director, Research and Education

Ruth Halls Assistant Professor, Gender Studies

  • jusrgarc@indiana.edu
  • Morrison Hall (812) 855-7686

Research Interests
intersections of biology and gender; evolutionary and biocultural models of human behavior; romantic and sexual relationships

Preston Garraghty

Preston Garraghty

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
electrophysiological, neuroanatomical, and neurochemical analyses of adult neural plasticity in cortical and subcortical structures, particularly with respect to the contributions of gonadal and stress hormones; neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and behavioral analyses of animal models of autism; secondary interests include sensory system development and comparative neuroanatomy

Rick Harbaugh

Rick Harbaugh

Associate Professor, Business Economics

Robert J. Waller Professorship, Economics and Personal Freedom

Research Interests
game theory; strategic communication; managerial economics; chinese economy

Julia Heiman

Julia Heiman

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
human sexuality

Kevin D. Hunt

Kevin D. Hunt

Professor, Anthropology

Research Interests
functional morphology; ecology of hominids and apes

Laura Hurley

Laura Hurley

Director, CISAB-REU

Associate Professor, Biology

Research Interests
evolution; ecology; behavior

Eduardo Izquierdo

Eduardo Izquierdo

Associate Professor, Cognitive Science

  • edizquie@indiana.edu
  • Eigenmann Hall 841

Research Interests
computational neuroscience; evolutionary robotics; artificial life; embodied cognition

Frederika Kaestle

Frederika Kaestle

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Director, Ancient DNA Laboratory of Molecular Anthropology

Research Interests
molecular anthropology; molecular evolution; population genetics; ancient DNA

Andrew P. King

Andrew P. King

Senior Scientist

  • apking@indiana.edu
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Sachiko Koyama

Sachiko Koyama

Visiting Scientist, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
olfactory communication, olfactory neuroscience; influences of pheromones on social behaviors, adult neurogenesis, sperm activity and spermatogenesis, mammary glands, milk, and the next generation; microscopic analysis of cell movements; history of animals in human culture, history of keeping birds in Japan

Elisabeth A. Lloyd

Elisabeth A. Lloyd

Chair, History and Philosophy of Science

Adjunct Professor, Biology

Adjunct Professor, Philosophy

Affiliated Faculty Scholar, Kinsey Institute

Adjunct Faculty, Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior

Kenneth Mackie

Kenneth Mackie

Director, Gill Center Professor

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • kmackie@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-2042
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 120

Research Interests
regulation of CB1 cannabinoid receptor signaling; regulation of endocannabinoid production; Role of endocannabinoids in synaptic plasticity; novel cannabinoid receptors

Emilia Martins

Emilia Martins

Professor, Biology

Research Interests
behavior; evolution; genomics; bioinformatics

Armin Moczek

Armin Moczek

Professor, Biology

Research Interests
developmental mechanisms and regulation in eukaryotic systems; evolution genomics and bioinformatics

P. David Polly

P. David Polly

Associate Professor, Geological Sciences

Affliate Member, Integrated Program in the Environment

Research Associate, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

Adjunct Professor, Biology

Adjunct Professor, Anthropology

Research Interests
vertebrate paleontology; comparative morphological variation at the level of the metapopulation; and the effects of Quaternary climate change on vertebrate faunas

Rudolf Raff

Rudolf Raff

Distinguished Professor, Biology

James H. Rudy Professor, Biology

George V. Rebec

George V. Rebec

Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
mechanisms of action of drugs of abuse; neurochemical correlates of movement and motivation; real-time assessments of neurotransmitter function during behavior; genetic and neurotoxic models of neurodegenerative disease

Stephanie A. Sanders

Stephanie A. Sanders

Provost Professor, Gender Studies

Associate Director, Kinsey Institute

Research Interests
sexual behavior; sexuality, sexual identity, and gender relations; sex differentiation

Laura Scheiber

Laura Scheiber

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Anthropology

Director, William R. Adams Zooarchaeology Laboratory

Affiliate, Center for Archaeology in the Public Interest

Research Interests
long-term social dynamics on the North American plains

Kathy D. Schick

Kathy D. Schick

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology

  • kaschick@indiana.edu
  • - -

Research Interests
human culture; technology

Tom Schoenemann

Tom Schoenemann

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Research Scientist, The Stone Age Institute

Director, Human Brain Evolution Laboratory

Co-Director, Open Research Scan Archive at Penn

Faculty Member, Cognitive Science

Research Interests
coevolution of brain and behavior; evolution of language; functional morphology of the brain; human variation; modeling evolutionary hypotheses; mathematical image analysis

Dale Sengelaub

Dale Sengelaub

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Adjunct, Biology

Research Interests
development of the nervous system; plasticity of neural structure and function

Sima Setayeshgar

Sima Setayeshgar

Associate Professor, Biophysics

Research Interests
cellular biophysics; sustained nonequilibrium systems

Robert Shumaker

Robert Shumaker

Adjunct Faculty, Animal Behavior

VP of Conservation and Life Sciences, Indianapolis Zoo

  • rshumaker@indyzoo.com
  • - -

Research Interests
great ape mental abilities; symbolic representation; tool use and manufacture in all animals

S. Holly Stocking

S. Holly Stocking

Associate Professor Emerita, Journalism

  • stocking@indiana.edu
  • - -

Research Interests
science and environmental writing

Roderick Suthers

Roderick Suthers

Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Professor, Neural Science

Adjunct Professor, Biology

Professor Emeritus, Animal Behavior

William Timberlake

William Timberlake

Professor Emeritus, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • timberla@indiana.edu
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Peter Todd

Peter Todd

Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
cognitive science and social psychology

W. Dan Tracey

W. Dan Tracey

Linda and Jack Gill Chair, Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology

Associate Professor, Biology

  • dtracey@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-2574
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 204

Research Interests
behavior; developmental mechanisms and regulation in eukaryotic systems; eukaryotic cell biology; cytoskeleton and signaling

Virginia J. Vitzthum

Virginia J. Vitzthum

Professor, Anthropology

Senior Scientist, Kinsey Institute

Director, Evolutionary Anthropology (EVA) Laboratory

Research Interests
variation in human female reproductiony; contraceptive technology; applied health policy

Michael J. Wade

Michael J. Wade

Distinguished Professor, Biology

Research Interests
behavior; evolution; microbial interactions and pathogenesis

Michael Wasserman

Michael Wasserman

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Assistant Professor, Human Biology

  • mdwasser@Indiana.edu
  • Student Building 130

Research Interests
primate ecology and evolution; environmental endocrinology; nutritional anthropology; evolutionary medicine; conservation and sustainability

Cara Wellman

Cara Wellman

Director, Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • wellmanc@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-4922
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 202

Research Interests
mechanisms of behavior, neuroscience

Meredith West

Meredith West

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Graduate Advisor/Ombudsman, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Adjunct, Biology

Research Interests
development of behavior in animals and humans with a particular interest in how learning and species-typical experience affect ontogenetic and/or phylogenetic processes