Catherine Carr - Sound localization in birds and reptiles


4 to 5 p.m., Oct. 24, 2023

Catherine Carr, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor, Biology
University of Maryland

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Catherine Carr is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. She earned her B.S. (Hons.) Zoology from the University of Cape Town in 1977 and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCSD in 1984 under the supervision of Walter Heiligenberg. She received the Society for Neurotheology Young Investigator prize in 1984, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Caltech in 1987 with Mark Konishi, where she worked on sound localization in barn owls. She received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 1988. She joined the University of Maryland, College Park in 1990. She and her students study temporal coding in birds and reptiles. She has also worked at the Marine Biological Laboratory. She directed the Neural Systems and Behavior course from 2000-2004, and the Grass Foundation Lab from 2005-2008. She received a Humboldt Senior Research Prize (2004, 2011), and became a fellow of AAAS in 2012, and a fellow of the International Society for Neuroethology in 2018. In 2015, she was named Doctoris honoris causa by the University of Southern Denmark. She is currently President of the Grass Foundation.


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