The B3 lab is an integrative research program that investigates avian biology (Birds), reproductive neuroendocrinology and genomics (Brains), and science communication (Banter).
Our lab is led by Dr. Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez and located in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis.
Birds & Brains
Our research team studies avian behavior and physiology to uncover how animal brains, including our own, can work to facilitate or inhibit reproduction and parental care, particularly under stress.
To do this, we integrate a variety of tools and fields, including neurobiology, endocrinology, animal behavior, ecology, toxicology, environmental health science, and genomics. For more details and a list of related publications, click here.
In addition, we have begun officially studying the art of science communication. Currently, we are experimenting with coupling humor with culturally relevant storytelling to make science and scientists more approachable, while simultaneously advocating for a more inclusive and equitable culture in STEM. For more details and a list of related works, click here.