Undergraduate Volunteer Research Opportunities
Scroll through professors at the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience to learn more about their work and how you can get involved! When contacting professors, remember to be professional and always attach your academic transcript & CV in your initial email. It is also helpful to look into the researcher's published work and include a statement about what interests you about their work specifically. Select publications can often be found on the researcher's Dalhousie profile.
DR. SHELLEY ADAMO
REQUIREMENTS: 3-4 hours/week, a keen interest in insects
We explore interactions between behaviour and physiology, using invertebrate model systems. For example, we study how and why animals change their behaviour due to infection. In some cases the change in behaviour is produced by the host to help it overcome its infection, in some cases the pathogen manipulates the host’s behaviour for its own ends. We also study how and why immune function is influenced by factors such as stress and reproduction. The ability to resist disease is partly determined by behaviour. We use a range of techniques including behavioural studies, physiological methods, biochemical assays and genomics.