My name is Isaac and I’m currently an NSF postdoctoral fellow (PRFB) at University of California, Davis. My supervisor is Dr. Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez, and my work focuses on the impact of endocrine disrupting compounds on development, reproductive behavior, and parental investment using the Western Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) as a model system. I also currently serve as the social media manager for the journal Integrative and Comparative Biology.
I completed my Ph.D. in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University, and graduated in the spring of 2015. My dissertation work focused on direct and third-party interactions in social groups of the cooperatively breeding cichlid fish Neolamprologus pulcher.
After graduating, I lectured at Ohio State where I taught Fish Ecology (EEOB 5430), Field Behavioral Ecology (EEOB 3420), and Introductory Biology for nonmajors (BIOL 1101).
Prior to beginning to graduate school I was a high school science teacher at Dunedin High School in Dunedin, FL. I also coached the schools track and cross country teams. Before teaching I attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH; there I received a BA in Biology and an Education minor.
When not in the lab, I enjoy triathlons, mountain biking, rock climbing, and essentially anything else outdoors. I also enjoy art, reading, and a good concert.