Graduate Student in Biology
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
shaykeda [at] stanford.edu
I am interested in the study of animal behavior and the neural architecture that supports behavioral strategies. I am studying spatial cognition in poison frogs to examine how they complete complex spatial tasks , both with respect to behavior and the activity of relevant brain regions. This will hopefully provide insight into the evolution of more more complex neural systems for spatial cognition and help categorize frogs' interactions with their environments.
When I'm not in lab, I enjoy writing/making/watching movies, experimenting with the effects of overcaffeination, and spending as little time indoors as possible.