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 Noah with a Six-gill shark on
San Juan Island (Summer 2013)

Last updated 6-23-14

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. Joe received a PhD (1999) in Biology from the Florida Institute of Technology where he was mentored by Dr. Timothy Tricas. Following his PhD, Joe received post-doctoral training in the Dept of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University from 1999-2004 working with Dr. Andrew Bass and then joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 2004.

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.

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

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, Kim SD, Krzyminska ZM, and JA Sisneros. In Press. Catecholaminergic connectivity to the inner ear, central auditory and vocal motor circuitry in the plainfin midshipman fish, Porichthys notatus. Journal of Comparative Neurology.

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.

Alderks PW and JA Sisneros. 2013. Development of the acoustically evoked behavioral response in larval plainfin midshipman fish, Porichthys notatus. Public Library of Science One 8(12):e82182.

Bhandiwad AA, Zeddies DG, Raible DW, Rubel EW and JA Sisneros. 2013. Auditory sensitivity of larval zebrafish (Danio rerio) measured using a behavioral prepulse inhibition assay. Journal of Experimental Biology 216:3504-3513.

Petersen CL, Timothy M, Kim DS, Bhandiwad AA, Mohr RA, Sisneros JA, and PM Forlano. 2013. Exposure to advertisement calls of reproductive competitors activates vocal-acoustic and catecholaminergic neurons in the plainfin midshipman fish, Porichthys notatus. Public Library of Science One 8(8):e70474

Brown AD, Sisneros JA, Jurasin T, Nguyen C, and AB Coffin. 2013. Differences in lateral line morphology between hatchery- and wild-origin steelhead. Public Library of Science One 8(3):e59162.