Sydney Hope Begins Postdoctoral Research Position at the Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé in France

January 14, 2020

Dr. Sydney Hope, Hopkins Lab alumna ‘2019, is off France to conduct her postdoctoral research at the Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé. She is studying how subtle changes to the environment in which animals develop can have significant and long-term consequences for their morphology, physiology, behavior, and survival. Currently, she is investigating whether changes in the temperature at which zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) eggs are incubated affect offspring morphology and physiology shortly after hatching, as well as their cognitive abilities and reproductive performance as adults. This research will shed light on how small changes during early-life can potentially have long-term and even multi-generational consequences.