Joseph Sisneros, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Departments of Psychology & Biology
Seattle, WA 98195

Associate Editor for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA)

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Mailing Address:
University of Washington
Department of Psychology
337 Guthrie Hall
Seattle, WA 98195-1525

Office phone: 206-543-8893
Lab phone: 206-543-5313
fax: 206-685-3157

Last updated 12-13-16


Joseph Sisneros is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and an adjunct Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. He is also an affiliate faculty of the UW Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center and the UW Graduate program in Neuroscience. He received his BS in Marine Biology (1988) and MS in Biology (1993) from California State University Long Beach where he was advised by Dr. Donald Nelson (shark behaviorist, 1937-1997). Joe received a PhD (1999) in Biology from the Florida Institute of Technology where he was mentored by Dr. Timothy Tricas (animal behaviorist and neuroethologist, now at the University of Hawaii at Manoa). Following his PhD, Joe received post-doctoral training in the lab of Dr. Andrew Bass (neuroanatomist and neuroethologist) at Cornell University in the Dept of Neurobiology and Behavior from 1999-2004. He joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 2004 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. Joe was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2010 and then to full Professor in 2016. He was elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America in 2016 and is currently an Associate editor for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA). Joe is also co-organizer for the recent international conferences on The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life.

Recent Publications:

Monroe JD, Manning DP, Uribe PM, Bhandiwad AA, Sisneros JA, Smith ME and AB Coffin. 2016. Hearing sensitivity differs between zebrafish lines used in auditory research. Hearing Research 341:220-231.

Erbe C, Sisneros J, Thomsen F, Hawkins A, Popper A. 2016. Overview of the fourth international conference on The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics 27:010006.

Bass AH, Sisneros JA, Fay RR, and AN Popper. 2016. Hearing and Hormones. Springer Handbook of Auditory Research, Vol. 57, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York. (link)

Sisneros JA. 2016. Fish Hearing and Bioacoustics: An anthology in honor of Arthur N. Popper and Richard R. Fay. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 877, Springer Science + Business Media, New York. (link)