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Dr. Joe Casto

Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Felmley Hall Annex FSA 224A
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I direct the Integrative Avian Biology Lab at ISU. We investigate the effects of a variety of internal and external environmental influences on behavior, development and immune function in captive and free-living birds.

Current Courses

286.001Animal Behavior

420.001Graduate Seminar In Animal Behavior

499.012Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

290.010Research In Biological Sciences

499.012Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

Teaching Interests & Areas

Animal Behavior;
Behavioral Endocrinology;
Animal Communication;

Research Interests & Areas

Behavioral Neuroscience;
Avian Development;
Behavioral Endocrinology;
Ecological Immunology

Ph D

The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD


Villanova University
Villanova, PA


College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA