I am a broadly trained biologist interested in evolutionary neuroscience, neuroethology, and sensory ecology. In my research, I integrate multiple levels of analysis in comparative laboratory and field studies to investigate the mechanisms, function, and evolution of signal-processing mechanisms and animal communication systems

Using frogs as a model system, I have studied perceptual mechanisms that facilitate signal recognition in complex acoustic environments. I used songbirds to study seasonal, environmental, and phylogenetic effects on auditory performance. Currently, I am looking at the neural basis of parallel and divergent evolution of sensory perception in weakly electric fish.