Gerald S. Pollack
Gerald S. Pollack is a Professor at the Department of Biology, McGill University. His main research interest is insect neurobiology, which he first encountered as an undergraduate Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Al Carlson at SUNY Stonybrook, where he performed experiments on the pharmacology of firefly flashing. His graduate research at Princeton, under the supervision of Vince Dethier, examined sensory and motor aspects of feeding behavior in blowflies. After completing his Ph.D. degree in 1976, he studied cricket auditory behavior and neurophysiology as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory of Ron Hoy at Cornell University until 1979, when he joined the faculty of McGill University. His research focus remains the neuroethology of acoustic communication in crickets, with an emphasis on how behaviorally relevant acoustic signals are encoded in the patterns of action potentials of identified auditory neurons. His areas of interest include neuroethology, insect neurobiology, auditory systems, and sensory signal processing.
Biography Updated on 17 February 2012