Eva K Fischer

FischerAdvisor: Kim L. Hoke
Email: eva.fischer@colostate.edu
Grants and Awards: RCN Laboratory Exchange Fellowship (2014), NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2013), Heiligenberg Student Travel Award (2011), Graduate Women in Science Fellowship (2012), Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (2010), Rosemary Grant Student Research Award (2010)

I am interested in the neural, developmental, and genetic mechanisms of behavior and their evolution. My dissertation research links behavioral differences to variation in hormone levels and gene expression in the brain to understand how genetics and developmental plasticity interact to influence evolution in suites of traits. My goal is to shed light on the complex interactions between genetic and environmental influences on behavior and the consequences of these interactions for evolutionary processes. 


Selected Publications

Eva K. Fischer, Adina J. Schwartz, Kim L. Hoke, Daphne Soares (2015). Social context modulates predator evasion strategy in guppies. Ethology 121(4): 364-371.

Eva K. Fischer, Rayna M. Harris, Hans A. Hofmann, Kim L. Hoke (2014). Predator exposure alters stress physiology in guppies across timescales and independent evolutionary lineages. Hormones & Behavior 65(2): 165-172.

Eva K. Fischer, Daphne Soares, Kathryn R. Archer, Cameron K. Ghalambor, Kim L. Hoke (2013). Genetically and environmentally mediated divergence in lateral line morphology in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 3132-3142.

Vanessa L. Wall, Eva K. Fischer, Sondra T. Bland (2012). Isolation rearing attenuates social interaction-induced expression of immediate early gene protein products in the medial prefrontal cortex of male and female rats. Physiology & Behavior 107(3): 440-450.