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Biology of Behavior (Strategic Research Initiative)

 

NOTE:  We are currently hiring two open-rank faculty lines in this area as part of a planned cluster-hire of five faculty in Biology of Behavior over the next few years.  Find out more here.

Behaviors and decision-making are woven into the fabric of natural history and are both a cause and a consequence of major evolutionary changes. How and why organisms decide on and exhibit the behaviors they do are among the most enduring questions in biology. The OU Biology Department has a strong focus on the biology of behavior, with complementary faculty research programs that investigate behavioral mechanisms and decision-making from social to molecular levels and on timescales ranging from millennia to milliseconds. We recognize the value of integrating multiple techniques and perspectives to understand behavioral mechanisms, including evolutionary, developmental, physiological, and genetic approaches.

Faculty members

Bentz, Alexandra Ph.D. Biology Faculty https://abentz.wixsite.com/bentzlab
Berkowitz, Ari Ph.D. Biology Faculty http://ari.oucreate.com/home.html
Bridge, Eli Ph.D. Affiliated Faculty http://thebridgelab.oucreate.com
Durica, David S. Ph.D. Biology Faculty Emeritus https://duricalab.oucreate.com
Gaffin, Douglas D. Ph.D. Biology Faculty https://scorpionlab.douglasgaffin.com
Hewes, Randall S. Ph.D. Biology Faculty https://www.ou.edu/cas/biology/people/faculty/randall-hewes
Kaspari, Michael E. Ph.D. Biology Faculty http://michaelkaspari.org
Kelly, Jeffrey F. Ph.D. Biology Faculty https://www.ou.edu/cas/biology/people/faculty/jeffrey-kelly
Markham, Michael R. Ph.D. Biology Faculty http://www.markhamlab.com
Marsh-Matthews, Edie Ph.D. Biology Faculty Emeritus https://www.ou.edu/cas/biology/people/faculty/edie-marsh-matthews
Masly, John P. Ph. D. Biology Faculty http://www.maslylab.com/Home.html
McCauley, David Ph.D. Biology Faculty http://lamprey.oucreate.com/mccauleylab/
Ray, Thomas S. Ph.D. Biology Faculty https://www.ou.edu/cas/biology/people/faculty/thomas-ray
Ross, Jeremy Ph.D. Affiliated Faculty http://severeweatherecology.oucreate.com
Rowe, Ashlee Ph.D. Biology Faculty https://rowelab.oucreate.com
Rowe, Matt Ph.D. Biology Faculty https://rowelab.oucreate.com
Schlupp, Ingo Dr. rer. nat. Biology Faculty https://ingoschlupp.com
Siler, Cameron D. Ph.D. Biology Faculty https://cameronsiler.com
Stein, Laura Ph.D. Biology Faculty https://laurastein.weebly.com
Woodruff, Gavin Ph.D. Biology Faculty https://gcwoodruff.github.io