Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior

Discovering Curiosity: Art at the Zoo

April 19, 2018
Before delving into the world of endocrinology, Assistant Professor Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez, wasn’t following the path of a traditional scientist. She’d studied studio art and psychology at both Skidmore College and Boston College and thought she wanted to pursue the artist’s life.

Jennifer Whistler: On the Search for Safer Opioids

March 08, 2018
As healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical companies, patients and families grapple with the opioid crisis, researchers are rushing to design safer opioids. Center for Neuroscience Associate Director Jennifer Whistler believes drug development is headed in the wrong direction when it comes to opioids. Her solution: design a better drug that mimics the body's natural pain reliever, endorphin.

Got Milk? Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez Talks Motherhood and Science Conferences

February 23, 2018

In an op-ed appearing in Science,  Assistant Professor Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, addresses a difficulty facing working mothers. By starting a conversation around pregnancy, lactation and childcare, she hopes to create a culture of equity and inclusion in the science community. Go to Science to read her piece "Got milk, must conference.

Natalia Caporale

  • Lecturer - PSOE
  • Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Research Interests: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Students' Success in Science | Improving Science Learning in Large Enrollment Courses | Conceptual Barriers to Changing People's Minds about Science
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Rebecca M. Calisi Rodríguez

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
  • Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS)
  • Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC)
Research Interests: Animal behavior, Reproductive and Behavioral Endocrinology, Neuroendocrinology, Neurogenomics, Ecophysiology, Urban Ecology