Dr. Mahendra Hidau- Mahendra is a pharmacokineticist collaborating with Dr. O’neil Guthrie & our lab on developing therapeutics to prevent & cure noise-induced hearing loss.

Funding: Technology & Research Initiative Fund, State of Arizona



Graduate students 


Grace Griffiths- studies how social context- both within & among species- influences call production in grasshopper mice.

Funding: American Society of Mammalogists



Nathaniel Mull- studies the socio-spatial context of call production & is developing phonotaxis experiments in our large indoor mesocosm. Follow his experiments live here (video forthcoming).

Funding: Jerry O. Wolff Award, NAU; American Society of Mammalogists; T&E, Inc.



Sean Mahoney- studies geographic variation in vocalizations & behavioral responses to playbacks in willow flycatchers.




Undergraduate students



Christina Anaya- An I2S scholar & pre-vet student, Christina is exploring the relationship between laryngeal anatomy & vocalizations within & among species of mice.




Madeline Bloomquist- In collaboration with Dr. Kiisa Nishikawa’s lab, Madeline is exploring ultrasonic vocalizations produced by mdm (muscular dystrophy with myositis) mice to better understand muscle function.



Bryan Carlin- maintains ongoing recordings & analyses of of vocalizations in our mouse colony.







Former Students


Dana Green, MS (2017-2018)- Dana quantified the active space of grasshopper mouse calls using auditory brainstem responses & sound propagation experiments.

Funded by the Animal Behavior Society

Current position: PhD student, University of Regina



Post-docs- 1 NSF-funded position available soon. Please contact me about potential collaborations.

Graduate students- We anticipate accepting 1-2 graduate students for the 2019-2020 academic year. Potential applicants- please send a CV & statement of research interests prior to applying. Competitive applicants may be eligible for NAU’s Presidential fellowship program

Undergraduate students- No available positions currently. Please check back often.