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Dr. Kendra Sewall

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Kendra Sewall is in the Department of Biological Sciences specializing in animal behavior and neuroethology. Research in the Sewall lab seeks to understand how neural and behavioral processes — and the environmental and developmental factors that impact those processes — contribute to animal survival and reproductive success. This work pertains to understanding the proximate basis of adaptive and dysfunctional behavior, and is also relevant to understanding the evolution of the brain and behavior. 

Research projects in the Sewall Lab focus on several environmental factors critical to brain and behavioral function including urbanization, social dynamics, and early life challenges.

Prior to joining Virginia Tech in 2013, she was an NRSA postdoctoral Fellow in Animal Behavior and Behavioral Neuroscience at Duke University.