About me

I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) in Japan studying sleep behavior in local species of cephalopods supported in part by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI). I am always in need of highly motivated interns to help with research. Check out the program at OIST:  https://groups.oist.jp/grad/research-interns

I earned my PhD in Animal Behavior at the University of California, Davis under Dr. Gail Patricelli at the end of 2012.

I moved to Australia and spent a year in Canberra at the Australian National University. I held several positions as a Research Assistant and Research Technician as I wrote up my thesis for publication. Then I moved to Sydney and worked as a Senior Research Officer for three years at Macquarie University.

I’ve been involved in exploring animal communication, social interactions, and cue use in birds, mating strategies and sperm competition in marine fish, brain size and brain morphology in marine fishes, and sleeping behavior in cuttlefish. I am generally interested in animal behavior with additional interest in the physiological mechanisms (brain and hormones) that affect or are affected by behavior.

The best ways to see current information about my research are via my ResearchGate and Google Scholar pages.



Feel free to contact me at Teresa.L.Iglesias(at) gmail.com

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Publications list: http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=edli0pgAAAAJ


Stimuli used in Experiment 1, Experiment 2, and Experiment 3 (a) Wooden novel object in blue (yellow and pink also presented) surrounded by tongue depressors glued together to resemble scattered feathers (b) dried skin of dead jay surrounded by feathers (c) mounted Great Horned Owl and (d) mounted Western scrub-jay. The novel object and dead jay stimuli each provided a visual stimulus roughly 60 cm in diameter. (from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347212003569)