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We are looking for new motivated M.S. or PhD students to join our team! - to work on neural basis of behaviors and sensory biology. Send letter of interest and CV to kmaruska@lsu.edu

Oct. 2021: Congrats to Evan and Marie for receiving TAF Scholarships to support their Honors Thesis work! Karen gives seminars at Brooklyn College and Florida Atlantic University.

Sept. 2021: Welcome to new undergrad researchers Katelynn, Madeleine, Vy, Taylor, and Hunter!  Karen gives a plenary talk at the Cichlid Science meeting.

Aug. 2021: The lab has 6 research presentations at the virtual Animal Behavior Society conference - nice job by Emily, Chase, Teisha, Rose, Saachi, and Evan!

June 2021: Congratulations to Rose and Chase for receiving GIARs from Sigma Xi Society for their research!

May 2021: Congrats to Evan for receiving a summer research grant from LSU Discover!

May 2021: Congratulations to our graduating senior undergrads Ava and Jonathan! Welcome to new undergad Alora!

Apr. 2021: Congrats to Evan for getting a 2nd place award in STEM and 3rd place overall in the College of Science for his presentation at LSU Discover Day!

Apr. 2021: Karen gives the Gorbman lecture at UW and a seminar in Jackie Webb's Ichthyology class at URI.

Mar. 2021: Congrats to Chase for receiving an NSF GRFP! Welcome to new undergrad researcher Marie!

Feb. 2021: Welcome to new Postdoc Robert, who is funded by an NSF PRFB!

Jan. 2021: Teisha and Saachi present their work, and Karen and Julie organize and run a symposium at the virtual SICB conference.

Sept. 2020: Welcome to new PhD student Emily!

June 2020: Congrats to Evan for receiving a summer research grant from LSU Discover!

May 2020: Big congratulations to our graduating seniors - Mark, Ian, Erandi, Ross & Adam!

May 2020: Congrats to Ian for receiving the Ogden Honors College Outstanding Thesis Award! & Karen receives an LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award!






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Last updated: 11/2/2021