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

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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
sisneros@uw.edu
faculty.washington.edu/sisneros/sisneros.htm
 
Joe and son Noah with a Six-gill shark on
San Juan Island (Summer 2013)

Last updated 9-29-14

Biography
Joseph Sisneros is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and an adjunct Associate 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 Neurobiology and Behavior. 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 and then joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 2004 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. In 2010, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Recent Publications:
Maruska KP and JA Sisneros. In Press. Sex steroid-dependent modulation of acoustic communication systems in fishes. In: La
dich F (ed), Sound Communication in Fishes. Spring-Verlag Berlin-Heidelberg-New York.

Sisneros JA, Popper AN, Hawkins AD, and RR Fay. In Press. Auditory Evoked Potential audiograms compared to behavioral audiograms in aquatic animals. In: Popper AN, Hawkins AD (eds) Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Springer Science + Business Media, New York.

Brown AD, Sisneros JA, Jurasin T, and AB Coffin. In Press. Effects of hatchery rearing on mechanosensory systems in salmonids. In: Popper AN, Hawkins AD (eds) Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Springer Science + Business Media, New York.

Forlano PM, Sisneros JA, Rohmann KN, and AH Bass. In Press. Neuroendocrine control of seasonal plasticity in the auditory and vocal systems of fish. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology 36

Forlano PM, Kim SD, Krzyminska ZM, and JA Sisneros. 2014. Catecholaminergic connectivity to the inner ear, central auditory, and vocal motor circuitry in the plainfin midshipman fish, Porichthys notatus. Journal of Comparative Neurology 522:2887-2927.(Cover article)

Coffin AB, Zeddies DG, Fay RR, Brown AD, Alderks PW, Bhandiwad AA, Mohr RA, Gray MD, Rogers PH and JA Sisneros. 2014. Use of the swim bladder and lateral line in near-field sound source localization by fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology 217:2078-2088.