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Marcos Gridi-Papp

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences


Phone: 209.946.2960


Biological Sciences Center, 239


PhD, Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, 2003

MS, Ecology, State University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1997

BS, Biological Sciences, State University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1994

Curriculum Vitae 

Teaching Philosophy

I strive to facilitate the learning process for my students. I love nature, logical thinking, discovery and knowledge sharing, and I have been told that such attributes are evident when I talk. While enthusiasm is an effective motivational tool, it is not enough for a strong and interesting course. Just as musical virtuosity reaches its best when supported by solid musicianship, a good course has many preparatory aspects which I constantly improve and tailor to my audience.

Research Interests

Acoustic communication systems are the main subject of research in my lab. My students and I study hearing, voice and behavior. We relate performance to anatomical structure and reveal novel design principles. We also manipulate the environment to determine how it affects communication behavior. For more details, please visit our lab website: