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Liliana M. Davalos-Alvarez Associate Professor Ecology and Evolution College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

650 Life Sciences Bldg.

Stony Brook, 11794

631/632-1554

Biography

Liliana Dávalos’ current research includes several projects involving bats, including analyzing groups that have evolved many specialized senses, studying the role of anti-microbial peptides on bat wings in resistance to the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, and investigating the co-evolution between fruit scents and the olfactory ability and behavioral preferences of fruit-eating bats. Her research also includes studying the impact of the illegal drugs on rain forests in the Andean region.

Education

  • PhD and MA, Columbia University
  • BSc, Universidad del Valle, Cali (Colombia)