Jennifer Basil

Associate Professor
Biology

Location: 400 Ingersoll Hall Extension
Phone: 718.951.5000 x2012
Fax: 718.951.4659
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Jennifer Basil received her Ph D in Zoology from the University of Massachusetts, performing a comparative study of the cognitive and neural correlates of spatial memory in food-storing birds. She then moved to the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole MA for a post-doc studying the sensory and navigation behavior in a variety of crustaceans. After a Grass Fellowship, Basil became a 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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