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Stockmaier, Sebastian

Sebastian Stockmaier

Teaching Assistant MBS, Graduate Research Assistant
Biology Instruction Office, Department of Integrative Biology


Office Location
PAT 607

Postal Address
AUSTIN, TX 78712


- PhD, University of Texas at Austin (2015-present)

- Master of Science, University of Konstanz, Germany (2012-2015)

- Bachelor of Science, University of Applied Sciences, Furtwangen, Germany (2008-2012)


Institutional Affiliations:

- Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Gamboa, Panama (2013-present)

- Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell, Germany (2013-2015)

- Institute Pasteur, Paris, France (2012-2013)

- Robert Koch-Institute, Berlin, Germany (2011-2012)

- Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden (2010-2011)


Grants and Awards:

- Rosemary Grant Award from the Society for the Study of Evolution (2016)

- Start up Grant of the Ecology, Evolution and and Behavior Program, University of Texas at Austin (2016)

- Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Short Term Fellowship (2016)

- Global Research Fellowship University of Texas (2017)



- Evolutionary Immunology

- Host/parasite coevolution in social contexts

- Molecular immunology

- Sickness behaviors

- Behavioral immune systems (individuals and social groups)

- Evolution of social group living


(1) Stockmaier S, Dechmann DKN, Page RA, O’Mara MT.(2015). No fever and leucocytosis in response to a lipopolysaccharide challenge in an insectivorous bat. Biology Letters. 11: 20150576. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0576

(2) Stockmaier S, Bolnick DI, Page RA, Carter GGC. (2018) An immune challenge reduces social grooming in vampire bats. Animal Behavior. 140: 141-149. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.04.021

Poster Presentations:

Stockmaier S., Weiß S; Nowak K; Weber N; Fahr J; Leendertz SA; Mombouli JV; Leendertz FH;
Novel bat Paramyxoviruses in African Little Collared Fruit Bat (Myonycteris torquata), International graduate student meeting of the Robert Koch Institute, Wenigerode, Germany (2011)

Teaching Assistant:

- Immunology Laboratory (160L)