Thomas Terleph, Ph.D.

Thomas Terleph, Ph.D.

Co-Advisor Pre Health/Associate Professor

Area of Specialization: Animal Behavior and Neuroscience

Degrees and Certifications

    • B.A. Columbia University, 1994
    • Ph.D. Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2002
    • Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate Rutgers University, 2003-2006
    • Scientist in Residence/Postdoctoral Position Lehman College, CUNY 2001-2003

Teaching Responsibilities

    • BI 111/113, 112/114 Concepts in Biology
    • FYBI125 Freshman Seminar: Mystery of Human Consciousness
    • BI 190/191 Seminar on the Health Professions
    • BI201 Organisms to Populations
    • BI 205 Essentials of Neuroscience
    • BI 255 Animal Behavior
    • BI 305 Behavioral Neurobiology
    • BI 345 Neurobiology
    • BI390 Student Research
    • BI399 Senior Seminar

Research Interests & Grants

    Dr. Terleph works in the areas of animal behavior and behavioral neuroscience, conducting research in both the lab and field. Most of Dr. Terleph's work involves the study of animal vocal communication. He has investigated calls and songs, and their neural correlates, in a number of species from birds to mammals. Students in Dr. Terleph's lab have participated in projects that include investigations of the ultrasonic vocalizations of monogamous prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) and the recording and analysis of songs from the White handed Gibbon (Hylobates lar). He maintains a colony of prairie voles in his lab, and has recently begun a project that involves the recording and analysis of vocalizations from a free living population of gibbons in Thailand.

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Contact Information

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