Animal Behavior Laboratory

McCowan Laboratory Senior Staff

Photo: Dr. Brenda McCowan

Brenda McCowan, PhD - Director

Professor
School of Veterinary Medicine, 
Population Health & Reproduction;

Brain, Mind, and Behavior Unit
California National Primate Research Center

Director,
McCowan Animal Behavior Laboratory for Welfare and Conservation
International Institute for Human-Animal Networks

Area of Specialization
Research focuses on behavioral biology and ecology with an emphasis on both the basic and applied aspects of animal behavior and communication for enhancing wildlife health and conservation, captive exotic species management, and domesticated animal production, health and well-being.

McCowan Faculty Page

Photo: Dr. Brianne Beisner

Brianne Beisner, PhD - Project Scientist

Faculty
Population Health and Reproduction
School of Veterinary Medicine

Brain, Mind, and Behavior Unit
California National Primate Research Center

Area of Specialization
Research focuses the evolution of social behavior, particularly in macaques, with an emphasis on using social network theory to understand how variation in the structural and relational dynamics of the network relate to health and well-being and how such relationships can be use to improve management of both captive and wild populations.

Photo: Dr. Darcy Hannibal

Darcy Hannibal, PhD - Laboratory Manager

Staff Research Associate
Behavior Management Program
California National Primate Research Center

Area of Specialization
Research focuses on macaque social behavior and adaptations associated with dietary and reproductive strategies, as well as laboratory primate management, health, and well-being.

Photo: Dr. Jessica Vandeleest

Jessica Vandeleest, PhD - Wet Laboratory Manager

Postdoctoral Scholar

Population Health and Reproduction
School of Veterinary Medicine

Brain, Mind, and Behavior Unit
California National Primate Research Center

Photo: Dr. Eliza Bliss-Moreau

Eliza Bliss-Moreau, PhD - Postdoctoral Scholar

Brain, Mind, and Behavior Unit

California National Primate Research Center

Photo: Dr. Jian Jin

Jian Jin, PhD - Postdoctoral Scholar

Brain, Mind, and Behavior

California National Primate Research Center