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Bell lab crew summer 2020 makes it work

Under challenging circumstances, a committed team of safety-conscious and Covid-aware workers carried out several behavior projects this summer, primarily focused on studying divergence in parental care behavior between whites and commons. The summer 2020 experimental season was remarkably successful, thanks to Colby Behrens (bottom left) who led the team, assisted by capable Katie Julkowski (lab …

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Personality traits change after an opportunity to mate

Chloé Monestier’s paper on personality trait development in female sticklebacks was just published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. Early life experience is often thought to be the most important time for personality trait development. But in this paper, Chloé shows that personality traits can continue to change throughout the life …

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Congratulations, Dr. James!

Congratulations to Noelle James for successfully defending her PhD thesis in Neuroscience! Noelle’s thesis is titled, “A multi pronged approach to understanding how genes contribute to social behavior in threespine sticklebacks”.