My research focuses on the neural mechanisms of behavior in arthropods. We ask questions about how the nervous system integrates sensory information, primarily visual, auditory, and proprioceptive, to produce adaptive behaviors. Moreover, several projects in the lab take an evolutionary approach to the function of sense organs.
I co-teach the Comparative Physiology course each spring 2013-2015.
I teach an introductory level course on insect biology in even fall semesters.
I teach in the Evolution & Biodiversity course. My responsibility is about a third of the course covering the Tree of Life. I teach in alternate years.
I a two-week module with lab in an upper level course on insect physiology in odd spring semesters.
Awards and Honors
- Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010) State University of New York
- Gilbert, C. (2013). Brain connectivity: Revealing the fly visual motion circuit. Current Biology. 23:R851-R853.
- Gilbert, C., & Villarreal, S. (2013). Female acoustic reply to variation in the male call in a duetting katydid, Scudderia pistillata. Behaviour. 150:525-546.
- Gilbert, C., & Zurek, D. (2012). Visual neuroscience: How flies segregate moving objects from the optic flow field. Current Biology. 22:565-567.
- Villareal, S. M., & Gilbert, C. (2011). The unique counting call of a katydid, Scudderia pistillata (Tettigoniidae: Phaneropterinae). Annals of Entomology Society of America. 104:945-951.