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Jennifer Basil


Location: 200 Ingersoll Hall Extension
Phone: 718.951.5396
Fax: 718.951.4659

Jennifer Basil is currently the Vice Director of the Brooklyn College Cancer Center (2020-).

After receiving her Ph.D., for which she performed a comparative study of the cognitive and neural correlates of spatial memory in food-storing birds, Jennifer Basil moved to the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. As a Post-Doc there, she focused upon the sensory and navigation behavior in a variety of crustaceans. Dr. Basil received prestigious Grass Fellowship to study the behavior of cephalopods. She then became senior research associate at the MBL, examining the sensory biology and cognition of the Chambered Nautilus. Her laboratory's area of focus is the evolution of complex brains and behavior using the comparative approach, and she uses cephalopod molluscs as her model system. Focus: Animal learning and memory, evolution of brain and behavioral complexity, sensory ecology, and neural basis of behavior -- using primarily invertebrate models.

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