Jean-Nicolas Audet

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology
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In addition to teaching at Vassar, I conduct research at Rockefeller University Field Research Center. I am a behavioral ecologist interested in understanding the ecological and neurobiological bases of cognition in birds. Some techniques I employ include catching wild birds, characterizing their behavior using behavioral tasks in captivity, and examining their genomes and transcriptomes to discover genes implicated in different cognitive abilities. I focus particularly on problem-solving, an ability that birds use to innovate in the wild.

BS, MS, Laval University; PhD, McGill University
At Vassar since 2023


Olmsted Hall of Biological Sc
Box 731

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