Smale

Laura Smale CV

Professor

PhD, Psychobiology, University of California, Berkley, 1987
BA, Psychobiology, University of California, Berkley, 1982

Research Statement

We are a research and teaching laboratory at Michigan State University, part of the Rhythms Group. Much of our research is aimed at understanding how the neural mechanisms underlying behavior are transformed as natural selection shapes the behavior patterns exhibited by animals. The focus is specifically on determining how the mechanisms controlling daily, or circadian rhythms were altered as day-active mammals evolved from their night-active ancestors. We are also examining how rhythms, and their neural substrates, can differ across individuals within a species and how they can be modified within individuals as their environments change. Much of this work is being conducted in collaboration with people in the labs of two other members of the Rhythms Research Group at MSU, Dr. Antonio (Tony) Nunez and Dr. Lily Yan.

Related Programs

Selected Publications

  • Smale, L.
    Cohen 2010
    2010
  • Smale, L.
    Schwartz 2010
    2010
  • Smale, L.
    Schwartz 2009
    2009
  • Smale, L.
    Schraeder 2009
    2009
  • Smale, L.
    Ramanathan 2008
    2008
  • Smale, L.
    Smale 2008
    2008
  • Smale, L.
    Schwartz 2005
    2005
  • Smale, L.
    Schwartz 2004
    2004
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