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Wallace, Kelly

Kelly J Wallace




PhD Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

My doctoral research at the University of Texas at Austin (Dr. Hans Hofmann Lab) investigated how the social environment influences individual behavior and cognition by integrating ecological, behavioral, physiological, and neuromolecular perspectives. 

I am now conducting postdoctoral research at Emory University (Dr. Aubrey Kelly Lab). Please visit my website (kellyjwallace.github.io) for the most up to date information. 

KJ Wallace & HA Hofmann (2021) Decision-making in a social world: integrating animal cognition and social neuroscience. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 68:152-158
doi.org/10.1016/j.conb.2021.03.009

KJ Wallace & HA Hofmann (2021) Equal performance but distinct behaviors: Astatotilapia burtoni sex differences in a novel object recognition task and spatial maze. Animal Cognition 1-17
doi.org/10.1007/s10071-021-01498-0

KJ Wallace & JM York (2020) A systems change framework for evaluating academic equity and inclusion in an Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program. Ecology and Evolution 10(20):10922-10929
doi/10.1002/ece3.6817

KJ Wallace, RT Rausch, ME Ramsey, ME Cummings (2020) Sex differences in cognitive performance, style across domains in mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) Animal Cognition 23:655–669
doi.org/10.1007/s10071-020-01367-2

MA Rice, LE Hobbs, KJ Wallace, AG Ophir (2017) Cryptic sexual dimorphism in spatial memory and hippocampal oxytocin receptors in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) Hormones and Behavior 95: 94–102
doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2017.08.003

KJ Wallace (2020) Cowlogdata: an R package to analyze and visualize observations generated by the event logging software CowLog
github.com/kellyjwallace/cowlogdata
Manuscripts in prep

KJ Wallace, K Choudhary, L Kutty, D Le, M Lee, K Wu, HA Hofmann. Social ascent changes cognition, behavior, and physiology in a highly social cichlid fish Philos Trans R Soc B (in review)

TK Solomon-Lane, KJ Wallace, RM Butler, HA Hofmann. Social behavioral consistency over development and across contexts in a highly social cichlid fish (in prep)

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology (National Science Foundation), 2020

Ford Foundation 2017 Predoctoral Fellowship (National Academies of Sciences,
Engineering, and Medicine) 2017

First Place Student Poster Award Ecological Integration Symposium, Texas A&M 2019

Best Student Presentation Award 7th Meeting of Poeciliid Biologists 2017