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Hopkins Lab

Carl D. Hopkins
Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology and Behavior
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

A.B. Bowdoin College
Ph.D. The Rockefeller University

Our lab is interested in neuroethology, the neural basis of animal behavior. We study mechanisms of animal communication including signal production, signal localization, and neural mechanisms for signal recognition with a focus on the electrosensory modality of weakly electric fish. We are currently studying the evolution of signals among mormyrid fish (family Mormyridae) from Africa.

Six distinctive signal types from specimens from five species of Paramormyrops from the Okano River in Gabon. Photo: M. Arnegard, PhD.

Carl D. Hopkins
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
W263 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853


Tel: 1-(607)-255-2259
Fax: 1-(607)-254-4384

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