The Sisneros Lab studies the adaptive plasticity of the auditory system for the encoding of behaviorally relevant social signals used during communication.
We use fish as model systems to investigate ontogenetic and steroid-dependent seasonal changes in the response properties and function of the auditory system.
We are also interested in sound source localization and how fishes detect and locate underwater sound sources in both relatively simple and complex acoustic environments.
Joseph Sisneros is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and an adjunct
Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. He is also
an affiliate faculty of the UW Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center and
the UW Graduate program in Neuroscience. He received his BS in Marine Biology
(1988) and MS in Biology (1993) from California State University Long Beach and
PhD (1999) in Biology from the Florida Institute of Technology. Following his PhD,
Joe received post-doctoral training at Cornell University in the Dept of Neurobiology
and Behavior from 1999-2004 and then joined the faculty at UW in 2004.