Justin Rhodes 2-8-23

Justin RhodesJustin Rhodes, Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will lecture on “Exercise-Brain Interations” at 4:00 pm CST on February 8, 2023, in 2269 Beckman Institute and on Zoom (see below).  Meghan Connolly, PhD candidate in Psychology (advisor – Justin Rhodes) will give an introduction.


Justin S. Rhodes received his undergraduate BS degree in Biology from Stanford University in 1995, a MS in Fisheries from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1998, and a MS in Statistics and PhD in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002.  He then took a position as a postdoctoral fellow under Dr. John C. Crabbe at Oregon & Health & Science University.  Dr. Rhodes is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is affiliated with the Neuroscience Program, Program for Ecology and Evolution and Conservation Biology, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory, Division of Nutritional Sciences, and the Molecular and Cellular Foundations of Intelligent Systems group at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.  His fields of research include behavior genetics, neuroscience of motivation and addiction, effects of exercise and diet on brain function using mice as a model organism.  He also maintains a research program on the neuroendocrine regulation of fathering behavior and socially induced sex change from male to female in anemonefish.

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