Editor of "Brain, Behavior and Evolution"
Full Professor
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior

I am broadly interested in the evolution of vertebrate brains and behavior. Within that field, I am interested in general principles that are broadly conserved (such as brain scaling laws and ancient brain divisions), but I am also interested in understanding what makes specific taxonomic groups (e.g., humans, primates, birds) behaviorally and neurobiologically unique. I have written several experimental papers and a couple of books on the topic.

UCI Faculty Profile

brain evolution, development