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Brain, Behavior and Evolution Website

Understanding the natural diversity of behavior, in the lab & in the wild.

The Center for Brain, Behavior and Evolution (BB&E) is dedicated to the synthesis of evolutionary, psychological, physiological and genomic approaches to the study of behavior. We foster collaborative research and education to promote innovation within the field, and communicate these advances to the public. Through basic research, we provide novel perspectives on problems in human health, wildlife conservation and other applications of behavioral sciences. 

Director: Steve Phelps
sphelps@mail.utexas.edu
512-475-6304

CREWS, DAVID P
David P Crews
Professor
Ashbel Smith Professorship

512-471-1113
PAT 30
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CUMMINGS, MOLLY E
Molly E Cummings
Professor
Evolution of Conspicuous Signals. Mechanisms of Crypsis. Neural Mechanisms of Mate Choice.
512-232-6243
PAT 502
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HOFMANN, JOHANN
Hans Hofmann
Professor
Neuromolecular and genomic basis of social behavior and its evolution
512-475-6754
PAT 319
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MUELLER, ULRICH G
Ulrich G Mueller
Professor
William Morton Wheeler-Lost Pines Professorship

PHELPS, STEVEN M
Steven M Phelps
Associate Professor
512-475-6304
PAT 22
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Pierce, Jonathan
Jonathan Pierce
Associate Professor
M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Professorships in Molecular Biology

The genetic mechanisms that govern behaviors and contribute to neurological disorders.
512-232-4137
NMS 5.116
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RYAN, MICHAEL J
Michael J Ryan
Professor
Clark Hubbs Regents Professorship in Zoology

512-554-2433
PAT 107
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THOMAS, PETER
Peter Thomas
Professor
H-E-B Endowed Chair in Marine Science

Fish Reproductive Physiology, Marine Environmental Toxicology
361-749-6711
S06
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ZAKON, HAROLD H
Harold H Zakon
Professor
The function, regulation, and evolution of voltage-dependent ion channels. The regulation of sodium and potassium channels by hormones.
512-471-0194
PAT
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