Garet Lahvis is faculty in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University. He received his undergraduate degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Brown University. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan for his studies on coyote–deer interactions and another Master’s Degree in Toxicology from the University of Maryland for his studies on pollutant exposure and diminished immune responses in free-range bottlenose dolphins. After completing his PhD at the University of Maryland, he experimented with laboratory mice at the University of Wisconsin to understand how dioxins affect mammalian development. His more recent research has focused on mouse and ground squirrel communication and social behavior, resulting in seminal papers on rodent empathy, altruism, and social reward. Dr. Lahvis is interested in how we conduct ourselves in light of evidence that non-humans experience thought and emotion.
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