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Michael Black

Lecturer, Senior    

BS, Cornell University, 1997
MS, Georgia State University, 2004
PhD, Georgia State University, 2005


Animal Behavior
Behavioral Neuroscience, Marine Biology


Dr. Michael Black’s work focuses on social interactions and how they affect the brain. He teaches the core courses of Neurobiology Laboratory and Scientific Method in Neuroscience, as well as a course in Sustainability. He serves as the co-chair for the University Senate Sustainability Committee.


Representative Publications

Black, M. P., Balthazart, J., Ballien, M., and Grober, M.S. (2011) Rapid increase in aggressive behavior precedes the decrease in brain aromatase activity during socially mediated sex change in Lythrypnus dalli. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 170:119-124.

Black, M. P., Balthazart, J., Ballien, M., and Grober, M.S. (2005) Socially induced and rapid increases in aggression are inversely related to brain aromatase activity in a sex-changing fish, Lythrypnus dalli. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 272:2435-2440.

Black, M. P., Moore, B. M., Canario, A.V.M., Ford, D., Reavis, R. H., and Grober, M.S. (2005) Reproduction in Context: Field Testing a Lab Model of Socially Controlled Sex Change in Lythrypnus dalli (Gilbert). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 318: 127-143.

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