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Animal Behavior

Our Faculty

The Animal Behavior Program draws on faculty from the Biology and Psychology Departments as well as from other areas such as Chemistry, Mathematics, and Philosophy.

Since Fall of 2009, Dr. Romi Burks from the Biology Department and Dr. Fay Guarraci from the Psychology Department have shared the responsibilities of administering and guiding the AB Program.  The AB Program includes several faculty from both Biology and Psychology.  Click on their web pages to learn more about their educational backgrounds and research interests.

  • Professor of Biology
    (512) 863-1280
    Fondren-Jones 141
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    Specialty: Aquatic ecology, wetland science, apple snails, invertebrate biology
  • Associate Professor of Biology
    (512) 863-1698
    Fondren-Jones 241
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    Specialty: Endocrinology, Biology of Reproduction, Physiology, Tissue Culture Techniques
  • Associate Professor of Biology
    (512) 863-1621
    Fondren-Jones 203
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    Specialty: Post-translational regulation of prokaryotic translesion DNA synthesis.
  • Professor of Psychology
    (512) 863-1747
    Olin 121
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    Specialty: Drugs of Abuse, Sexual Motivation and Fertility
  • Professor of Religion
    (512) 863-1669
    Kyle E. White 105
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    Specialty: Animals in the history of the Christian tradition; human-dog history; contemporary religious-ethical issues related to other-than-human animals; religion and ecology; environmental studies; Ecofeminism; human-animal studies.
  • Professor of Kinesiology
    (512) 863-1195
    Robertson Center 224
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    Specialty: Exercise and Sport Biomechanics
  • Professor of Biology
    (512) 863-1974
    Mood-Bridwell 320
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    Specialty: I am a population geneticist who studies the ecology, evolution, and genetics of amphibians.
  • Professor of Psychology
    (512) 863-1985
    Olin 217
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  • Associate Professor of Biology
    (512) 863-1718
    Fondren-Jones 240
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    Specialty: Cellular neurobiology, nerve degeneration/regeneration, heat shock proteins, tight junction physiology, Claudin-3