Clare Rittschof
Associate Professor

Professional Profile


Visit the Rittschof Lab website for detailed information about my program.


BA Cornell University 2006 (Neurobiology and Behavior)
PhD University of Florida 2011 (Zoology)

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in the evolutionary consequences and mechanistic underpinnings of behavioral plasticity, particularly in the context of social interactions. I have addressed this topic to-date with studies of alternative reproductive strategies and tactics in the spider Nephila clavipes, and more recently in the context of socially-induced variation in aggression in the honey bee. My research combines perspectives from behavioral ecology, behavioral genomics, and neuroscience.