SICB Division of Neurobiology, Neuroethology, and Sensory Biology (DNNSB)

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Michael Baltzley

Behavior and neurobiology of gastropods and leeches
I am interested in how nervous systems evolve to create novel behavioral patterns. My research focus is largely on locomotion in gastropods and sensory neurons in leeches. The research projects in my lab typically involve quantifying animal behavioral patterns in different species, identifying neurons that underlie those behaviors, and ultimately comparing the features of those neurons in different species. However, I have recently had students take on a variety of new projects including studies of the orientation abilities of fruit flies and the gut microbiome of terrestrial gastropods.


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Chair 01/2018-01/2021 Michael Baltzley
Program Officer 01/2017-01/2020 Jeff Riffell
Secretary 01/2016-01/2022 Lisa Mangiamele
Student/Postdoc Representative 01/2019-01/2022 Maryam Kamran





DNNSB Memberlist

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Salsabil Abdallah   
Mauricio Adreani  Max Planck Institute  
Brett Aiello   
Caroline Albertin  Marine Biological Laboratory 
Raafay Syed Ali  University of Toronto 
Sarah Alto   
Jean Alupay  University of Southern California 
Beau Alward  University of Houston 
Tanmayi Amanchi   
Rindy Anderson  Florida Atlantic University 
Alana Arnone   
April Arquilla  UC Riverside 
Noah Ashley  Western Kentucky University 
Miriam Ashley-Ross  Wake Forest University 
Alex Atwood  Radford University 
Anthony Auletta  University of Minnesota 
Michael Austin   
Saamera Awali  University of Detroit Mercy 
Amir Ayali  Tel Aviv University 
Natasha Baas-Thomas  Reed College 
Brice Bai   
John G. Bailey  University of Southern Mississippi 
John J. Baird   
Clare Baker   
Christopher Balakrishnan  East Carolina University 
Michael Baltzley  Western Oregon University 
Nicole Baran  Georgia Tech 
Gerard Beaudoin  Trinity University 
Christine Bedore  Georgia Southern University 
Amir Hossein Behbahani   
Jim Belanger  Binghamton University 
Rachelle Belanger  University of Detroit Mercy 
George Bentley  UC Berkeley 
Ayala Berger   
Daniel Bergman  Grand Valley State University 
Alexander Beyl  Stony Brook University 
Vikas Bhandawat  Duke University 
Ruediger Birenheide   
Michael Black  Georgia State Univ 
David Bodznick  Wesleyan University 
Richard Bomphrey  Royal Veterinary College 
Kimberly Bonacker  Western New England University 
Caleb Bostwick  Univ of Florida 
KAI BRADY  SPELMAN COLLEGE 
Nicholas Brandley  College of Wooster 
Jess Breda  Westminster College 
Adriana Briscoe  Univ. of California, Irvine 
Cara Brittain  Auburn University 
Bing Brunton  University of Washington 
Tyler Buchinger   
Sean Burke  Reed College 
Sabrina Burmeister  University of North Carolina 
Louis Burnett  College of Charleston 
Julie Butler   
Shaun Cain  EOU 
Rebecca Calisi  University of California, Davis 
Jasmin Camacho  Harvard University 
Stephanie Michelle Campos  Georgia State University 
Grace Capshaw  University of Maryland 
Karen Carleton  University of Maryland 
James Carr  Texas Tech University 
Catherine Carr  Univ Maryland 
Tyler Carrier   
Joseph Casto  Illinois State University 
Patrick Casto  Bowling Green State University 
Edward Catapane  Medgar Evers College 
John Cavagnaro  Villanova University 
Lauren Chaby  Wayne State University 
Akriti Chadda   
Cynthia Chai  Caltech 
Jeremy Chan   
Daniel Chappell   
Payel Chatterjee   
RUMA CHATTERJI  University of Cincinnati 
Bo Cheng  Pennsylvania State University 
Amanda Chicoli  University of Maryland 
Karen Chisholm   
Christine Choi  Tufts University 
Alice Chou   
Scott Cinel  University of Florida 
Elizabeth Clark  Yale University 
Jamie Clark  University of South Carolina 
C. Sarah Cohen  EOS/ Romberg Tiburon Campus, SFSU 
Andres Collazo  California Institute of Tech. 
Geoffrey Cook  New England College 
Robin L. Cooper  University of Kentucky 
Noah Cowan  JHU 
James Crall  Harvard University 
Thomas Cronin  UMBC 
Robyn Crook  San Francisco State University 
Jenna Crowe-Riddell  University of Michigan 
Amber Crowley-Gall   
Charles Crumly  Taylor & Francis - CRC Press 
David Cundall  Lehigh University 
John Currea   
Suzie Currie  Mount Allison University 
Shannon Currie  Leibniz Institute for Zoo and  
James Curry  University of Georgia 
Pietro D'Amelio  MaxPlanckInstitute Ornithology 
Emily Dabe  University of Florida 
Roslyn Dakin   
Thomas L. Daniel  University of Washington Department of Zoology 
Kristen Dansereau  Western New England University 
Ben Dantzer  University of Michigan 
Roger E. Davis   
Tanvi Deora  University of Washington 
Charles Derby  Georgia State University 
Bradley Dickerson  Caltech 
Michael H. Dickinson  California Institute of Technology 
Patsy Dickinson  Bowdoin College 
Jeremiah Didion  University of Cincinnati 
Heidi Dobson  Whitman College 
Kimberly Dolphin  Colorado State University 
Mary Donohue   
Hector Douglas  Grambling State University 
Ellen Dow  Florida International Univeristy 
Austin Dreyer   
Rose Driscoll  Reed College 
Robert Druzinsky  University of Illinois 
Meghan Duell  University of Western Ontario 
Cassandra Duncan  University of Alaska Fairbanks 
Fernanda Duque  Georgia State University 
Nicholas Durston  University of Bristol 
Catherine Early  Ohio University 
David Ehrlich  NYU Langone Medical Center 
ofri eitan  Tel Aviv University 
Thomas Eiting  University of Utah 
Kimberly Engeln   
James Erdmann  Oklahoma State University 
Timothy Erickson  East Carolina University 
David Ernst  UNC-Chapel Hill 
Joseph Erwin   
Daniel Escobar-Camacho  University of Maryland 
Cassandra Extavour  Harvard University 
Zen Faulkes  U. Texas Rio Grande Valley 
Curtis Feipel  Saint Xavier University 
Kathryn Feller  University of Minnesota 
Stephen Ferguson  University of Kentucky 
Eva Fischer  Stanford University 
Robert Fitak  University of Central Florida 
Bobby Fokidis  Rollins College 
Paul Forlano  CUNY Brooklyn College and Grad 
Timothy Fort  Valdosta State University 
Jessica Fox  Case Western Reserve Univ 
Jensina Froland   
Adam Fudickar  Indiana University 
Robert Full  UC of California at Berkeley 
Marosh Furimsky  Westminster College 
Megumi Fuse  San Francisco State University 
Annmarie Gaglio  Hofstra University  
Megan Gall  Vassar College, Biology Depart 
Mark Garcia  University of Kentucky 
Jayne Gardiner  New College of Florida 
Theodore Garland  University of California 
Geoffrey Gerstner  Univ of Michigan 
Monica Gibilisco  NYIT COM 
Erin Giglio   
Rhanor Gillette  University of Illinois 
Rhanor Gillette   
William Gilly  Stanford University 
Ysabel Giraldo  Caltech 
Elizabeth Glynne   
R. Keating Godfrey  University of Arizona 
Adam Hong Yong Goh  Yale NUS College 
Brenna Gormally  Tufts University 
Jack Gray  University of Saskatchewan 
Melanie Guigueno   
Andrew Guinness  University of Notre Dame 
Jennifer Gumm  US Fish and Wildlife Service 
Caleigh Guoynes  UW Madison 
Melina Hale  Univ of Chicago 
Margaret Hall  Midwestern University 
Ian Hall  Benedictine University 
Brianna Hall   
Hannah Hall  Trinity University 
Jiawei Han  University of Texas at Austin 
Adam Hardy  University of Chicago 
Cynthia Harley  Metropolitan State University 
Breanna Harris  Texas Tech University 
Rayna Harris  UC Davis (USA) 
Monica Harris   
Daniel K Hartline  University of Hawaii at Manoa 
Lynn Hartzler  Wright State University 
Luke Havens  Luke Havens 
Virginia Hayssen  smith college 
Michael Hedrick  California State University, East Bay 
Christopher Heesy  Midwestern University 
Andrew Hein  UC Santa Cruz/NOAA 
Katharine Henderson   
Nicholai Hensley  UCSB 
conner herndon  Georgia Institute of Technology 
Susan W. Herring  University of Washington Department of Orthodontics 
John G. Hildebrand  University of Arizona, Dept. of Neuroscience 
Brett Hodinka  Simon Fraser University 
Hans Hofmann  University of Texas at Austin 
Kim Hoke   
Kayleigh Hood   
Alexander Hoover  UNC - Chapel Hill 
Brooke Hoover  Oklahoma State University 
Brent Horton  Millersville University 
Jiangnan Hu   
Victoria Huang  U Alabama at Birmingham 
Daniel Hughes  University of Texas at El Paso 
Ryan Hulett  Harvard University 
Samuel Hulse   
Louis Neal Irwin  University of Texas at El Paso 
Haruhiko Itagaki  Dr. 
Brittney Ivanov   
Andrew Iwaniuk  University of Lethbridge 
Kelly Jackson  Biological Sciences 
David James  University of Miami 
Ronald A. Javitch  R.A. Javitch Natural Science Rare Book Foundation 
Kaushik Jayaram  Harvard University 
Yonggang Jiang   
Sonke Johnsen  Duke University 
Michele Johnson  Trinity University 
Aubree Jones  University of Rhode Island 
Taylor Jones   
Chloe Josefson  Auburn University 
Ana Jurcak-Detter  Friends University 
Parthasarathy kalyanasundaram  Case Western Reserve Universit 
Maryam Kamran  Oregon State University 
Jessleen Kanwal  Harvard University 
Vishwa Teja Kasoju   
Nicholas Kathman  Case Western Reserve Universit 
Paul Katz  University of Massachusetts 
Hilary Katz  Marine Biological Laboratory 
Darcy Kelley  Columbia University 
Darcy Kelley  Columbia University 
Diane Kelly  University of Massachusetts 
Taylor Kelsay  1989 
Benji Kessler  UC Berkeley 
Houda Khalil   
Teisha King  Louisiana State University  
Alexandra Kingston  University of South Carolina 
Janine Rose Klein   
Loren W. Kline  University of Alberta Department of Physiology 
Mihika Kozma  Georgia State University 
Kevin Krajniak  SIUE 
Jacob Krans  Western New England University 
Anna Krotinger  Wesleyan University 
Jenny Lake   
Emily Lam   
Anthony Lange  UC Merced 
Tracy Larson  University of Virginia 
Christine Lattin  Louisiana State University 
George Lauder  Harvard Univ 
Sophia Lavergne   
Maria Lazebnik  Bentley University 
Manuel Leal  University of Missouri 
Matthew LeFauve  George Washington University 
Elizabeth Leininger  New College of Florida 
David Lent  CSU Fresno 
David Lentink  Stanford University 
Petra Lenz  University of Hawaii at Manoa 
Matthew Levendosky  Georgia Southern University 
Weiming Li  MI State Univ 
Peishu Li  Duke University 
Diana Li  Columbia University 
James Liao  U. Florida/Whitney Lab 
John Lighton  Sable Systems Intl, Inc. 
Huai-Ti Lin  Imperial College London 
Sara Lindsay  University of Maine 
Pan Liu  Pennsylvania State University 
Yichen Liu   
Yuxiang Liu   
Jamie LocPort   
Kenneth Lohmann  University of North Carolina 
Bernard Lohr  Univ of Maryland, Baltimore County 
Eden Long   
Kit Longden  HHMI Janelia Research Campus 
Patricia Lopes  Chapman University 
Lauren Lubeck  Brown University 
Deborah Lutterschmidt  Portland State University 
kathleen lynch  Hofstra University 
Katherine M. Lyser-Shouby   
George O. Mackie  University of Victoria Department of Biology 
Alayna Mackiewicz  University of Minnesota Duluth 
Mark Anthony Maier  Louisiana State University 
Rosalie Maltby  University of Oklahoma 
Cody Manchester  University of Saskatchewan  
Madhur Mangalam  University of Georgia 
Lisa Mangiamele  Smith College 
Michael Markham  The University of Oklahoma 
Christopher Marshall  Texas A and M University 
Mark Martindale  Univ of Florida 
Veronica Martinez Acosta  Univ. of the Incarnate Word 
Karen Maruska  Louisiana State University 
Kayla Massena   
Lauren May  University of Detroit Mercy 
Reo Maynard   
Sara McClelland   
Kyle McCulloch  Harvard University 
Matthew J McHenry  U. C. Irvine 
Benjamin McInroe  UC Berkeley 
Duane McPherson  SUNY at Geneseo 
Angela Medina-García  New Mexico State University 
Prasong Mekdara   
Johan Melis   
Tricia Meredith  Florida Atlantic University 
Natasha Mhatre  University of Western Ontario 
Isaac Miller-Crews   
Jennyfer Mitchell  University of Denver 
Robert Mobley   
Thomas Mohren  University of Washington 
Abby Molloy  Whitman College 
Jean-Michel Mongeau  The Pennsylvania State University 
Ricardo Monzon  Saint Xavier University 
Paul Moore  Bowling Green U 
Pierre Moretto  CNRS CRCA 
William Morris  University of Cambridge 
Florian Titus Muijres  Wageningen University & Resear 
Ritwika Mukherjee  Tufts University 
Kathleen Munley  Indiana University 
James Murray  Cal State East Bay 
Gregory Mutumi  UC Merced 
Katherine Nagel  NYU School of Medicine 
Nagayasu Nakanishi  University of Arkansas 
Rachel Narducci  Florida Museum 
Zoltan Nemeth  Univ of Debrecen 
Izaak Neveln  Northwestern University 
James Newcomb  New England College 
Katie Nickles  University of Rhode Island 
Hongtao Nie  Dalian Ocean University 
Kiisa Nishikawa  Norrthern Arizona University 
Julia Notar  Duke University 
Mehrnoush Nourbakhsh-Rey  The University of Oklahoma 
Stephen Nowicki  Duke University 
Jessica Nowicki   
Lauren O'Connell   
Ryo Okubo   
Erik Olson  University of Saskatchewan 
Shauni Omond  La Trobe University 
Sitara Palecanda   
Bifeng Pan   
Lynne Parenti  National Museum of Natural History 
Emily Park   
M. Rockwell Parker  James Madison University 
Rachel Parkinson  University of Saskatchewan 
Greg Pask   
Greg Pask   
Rickesh Patel  Univ. of MD, Baltimore County 
Emily Peele  UNCW Center for Marine Science 
Jonathan Perelmuter  CUNY Graduate Center 
Leah Perez   
Omar Perez Reyes  Universiy of uerto Rico 
Jorge Perez-Moreno  Florida Int. University 
Mario Pestarino  DISTAV, Università di Genova 
Susan Peters  Duke University 
Anthony Pires  Dickinson College 
Thomas Pirtle  The College of Idaho 
David Plachetzki  University of New Hampshire 
Kelly Platfoot   
Theodora Po   
Alice Popejoy  Stanford University 
Abhilash Prabhat  University of Delhi 
Devaleena Pradhan  Idaho State University 
Jonathan Prather  University of Wyoming 
Joy Putney   
Rachel Racicot  Vanderbilt University 
Cody Raiza  UC Berkeley 
Desmond Ramirez  UMass Amherst 
Matthew Rand  Carleton College 
Michael Rauscher   
Susan Renn  REED COLLEGE 
Marissa Rice  Cornell University 
Lynn Riddiford  University of Washington 
Nathaniel Rieger  University of Wisconsin 
Jeff Riffell  University of Washington 
Martha Rimniceanu   
Beth Roberts  Memphis Zoo 
Eve Robinson  Humboldt State University 
Carlos Rodriguez-Saltos   
Loranzie Rogers  University of Washington 
Heide Rohland   
Kelly Ronald  Indiana University 
Ivo Ros  Catech 
Anna Ross  Christian Brothers University 
Callum Ross  University of Chicago 
Kimberly Rosvall  Indiana University 
Eatai Roth   
Marzieh Rouzbehani  Trinity University 
Heather Ruddy   
Carlos Ruiz  Florida International Univ 
Avery Russell  University of Pittsburgh 
Kristi Ruvina  Grand Valley State University 
Brae Salazar   
Maria Salazar Nicholls  Boston University 
Natalie Sanchez Gonzalez  University of South Carolina 
Erin Sanders  University of Colorado Denver  
David Sandstrom  University of Maryland, USG 
Sanjay Sane  NCBS 
Nicholas Santangelo  Hofstra University 
Richard A. Satterlie  UNC at Wilmington 
Perrin Schiebel  GA Tech 
Margaret Schmill  UC Riverside 
David Schoppik  NYU School of Medicine 
Margot Schwalbe  Lake Forest College 
Lorian Schweikert  Florida International Universi 
Anthony Scibelli  Tufts University 
Adriano Senatore  University of Toronto 
Jeanne Serb  Iowa State University 
Sabrina Serrano  Kenyon College 
Neelima Sharma  Yale University 
Shelby Sharp   
Collin Shinkle  Willamette University 
Elyan Shor  University of Memphis 
SHARMISHTHA SHYAMAL   
Lauren Simonitis  Texas A&M Univeristy 
Avehi Singh   
Senthurran Sivalinghem  University of Toronto 
Tom Small  Bowdoin College 
Garrett Smedley   
Sarah Solie   
Aurora Solla  Reed College 
Cody Sorrell   
Diara Spain  Dominican U of CA 
Daniel Speiser  University of South Carolina 
Simon Sponberg  Georgia Tech 
Jeremy Spool   
Jordanna Sprayberry  Muhlenberg College 
Vamsi Krishna Sridharan  UC, Santa Cruz 
Alexandra Steele   
Theresa Steele   
Sara Stienecker  Bowling Green State University 
Kelsey Stilson  University of Chicago 
Michelle Stocker  Virginia Tech 
Christy Strand  Cal Poly 
Amy Strauss   
James Strother  Oregon State University 
Alexander Stubbs  Univ of California, Berkeley 
Lauren Sumner-Rooney  Oxford University MNH 
Abhinav Sur  Clark University 
Sayantan Sur  University of Delhi 
Andrew Swafford   
Sharon Swartz  Brown University 
Uzma Tahir  Northern Arizona University 
Daisuke Takagi   
Arianna Tamvacakis   
James Tangorra  Drexel University 
Margaret Tanner  University of Colorado Denver 
Jamie Theobald  Florida International Universi 
Kyi Thwin   
Lena Ting  Emory University/Georgia Tech 
Krista Todd  Westminster College 
Barry Trimmer  Tufts University 
Joel Tripp  University of Texas at Austin 
James W Truman  University of Washington 
Robbin Turner  Sable Systems International Inc. 
John Tuthill   
Eric Tytell  Tufts University 
Floris van Breugel  University of Washington 
Byron Van Nest  Case Western Reserve Univ 
Jacey Van Wert   
Madhusudhan Venkadesan  Yale University 
Vignesh Venkateswaran  Indian Institute of science 
Chris Vento  Bowling Green State University 
Haruka Wada  Auburn University 
Sean Walker   
Whitney Walkowski  LSUHSC 
Kelly Wallace  University of Texas at Austin 
Trevor Wardill  University of Minnesota 
Sara Wasserman  Wellesley College 
Jacqueline Webb  University of Rhode Island 
Hannah Weber   
Erica Westerman  University of Arkansas 
Sarah Westrick  University of Michigan 
John Whitehead   
Malachi Whitford  San Diego State University 
Walter Wilczynski  Georgia State University 
Mark A. Willis  Case Western Reserve Univ 
Simon Wilshin  Royal Veterinary College 
Rachel Wilson  Portland State University 
Gabrielle Winters  University of Florida 
Gabriella Wolff   
Molly Womack   
Yuen Yan Wong   
Tyler Wood  Bowling Green State University 
Timothy Wright  New Mexico State University 
Russell Wyeth  St Francis Xavier University 
Nicole Xu  Stanford University 
Alexandra Yarger  Case Western Reserve Universit 
Kara Yopak  University of North Carolina W 
Julia York  University of Texas at Austin 
Harold Zakon  U Texas, Austin 
Casey Zakroff  WHOI 
Sharri Zamore   
Sydney Zaransky  NYIT COM 
Jhony Zavaleta  San Francisco State University 
Adam Zeb  Trinity University 
Tanja Zerulla  FIU 
Xin Zhao   
Sue Anne Zollinger  Max Planck Institute for Ornithology 
Erik Zornik  Reed College 
Olga Zueva  University of North Florida