Lunch Bunch

Research Design in the Study of Animal Social Behavior, hosted by Robert Raguso. 

A weekly discussion group for the evaluation of ongoing research projects - not necessarily finished products - in areas related to animal behavior. Neurobiology and Behavior graduate students studying animal behavior are encouraged to sign up to present once every year, especially those students in their second year and beyond. Students, post-docs and faculty from any field are welcome to both present and attend. 

Lunch Bunch held in A106 Morison Room on Tuesdays from 12:20 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. 

To schedule a date, contact Jaclene Weston

Fall 2023:

Date Speaker Possible Topic
August 22, 2023 Robert Raguso Organizational and Open Discussion
August 29, 2023

Ian Ellwood

Ben Sandkam

Short-term Hebbian learning can implement transformer attention

Diversity of androgen signaling underlies reproductive behavior across male morphs of Poecilia parae

September 5, 2023

Brendan Ito

Matthew Zipple

A putative collicular sensorimotor map for touch events on the tongue surface

The Best of Both Worlds: The Power and Opportunities of Re-Wilded Model Organisms

September 12, 2023

Chris Jernigan

Jay Stafstrom

‘Face cell-like’ socially selective visual responses in the paper wasp Polistes fuscatus

Sensory ecology of net-casting spiders

September 19, 2023 Jesse Goldberg Invitation for ideas about how animals signal commitment during courtship displays
September 26, 2023

Monzilur Rahman

Caleb Vogt

Investigating the role of DLS dopamine in motor control and motor learning

Deletion of the major urinary protein gene family alters house mouse spatial and social structure in semi-naturalistic enclosures

October 3, 2023 Mike Webster Do females benefit from mating with ornamented males?
October 10, 2023 Fall Break No meeting
October 17, 2023

Can Liu

Madineh Sedigh-Sarvestani

Associative and predictive hippocampal codes support memory-guided behaviors

Introduction to research program on embodied perception

October 24, 2023 Madelyn Ore The Response of a Highly-mobile Warbler to Key Environmental Factors 
October 31, 2023

Ron Brown

Anna Gruzdeva

Wasp Antennal Drumming Halloween Spooktacular

Neural circuits of metabolic state modulation foraging and spatial navigation

November 7, 2023

Alicia Brunner

Raunak Sen

Impact of Lengthening Green Season on Post-breeding Behavior and Physiology of a Migratory Songbird

A tale of species, hybrids and sexual isolation

November 14, 2023 SFN No meeting
November 21, 2023

Bhaavya Srivastava

Yating Yang

Investigating the ontogeny of mating behavior and chemical cues

Prefrontal Cortex Dopamine Responses to Mixed Stimuli

November 28, 2023 Heath Robinson Closed-loop Stimulation of Sharp-Wave Ripples Enhances Spatial Memory via Endogenous Cortical Consolidation Mechanisms