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Tina Roeske, Postdoctoral associate

Email: christina.roeske@gmail.com

Phone: (212) 650-8608

 

Education:

MS/MA, Biology & German Language and Literature; Humboldt-University and Free University Berlin

PhD, Biology, Animal Behavior Group of Free University Berlin, lab of Prof. Constance Scharff. Title of thesis: The role of retinoid signaling in the song control system of the zebra finch.

 

Research interests:

I am interested in vocal learning and communication, for which songbirds are used as a model. After having worked on a more neuro-molecular level during my PhD, where I investigated the retinoic acid pathway in the zebra finch brain, I am now taking over a more behavioral perspective. I am currently starting to investigate inter- and intra-individual variability of song in European nightingales and zebra finches. A sort of balance between variability and stereotypy might be part of an avian song "esthetics", similar to human music.

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