Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez’s research on pigeons, like her life, is one of charting an original path. Her experiences as a Mexican-Italian-American woman, professor, artist and mother have provided her with fascinating and unusual perspectives to study the biology of parental behavior. And in so doing, she is redefining what it means to be a scientist.
This video was produced in collaboration with the National Research Mentoring Network and the Wonder Collaborative, a new science communication initiative at iBiology that aims to revolutionize science filmmaking with the wonder, awe, and diversity of discovery.
Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez was awarded her M.S. from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2006 and completed her doctoral degree from UC Berkeley in 2010 under the supervision of Dr. George Bentley. She continued her postdoctoral training in the labs of John Wingfield (UC Davis) and Timothy Gentner (UC San Diego) from 2010-2013. Se… Continue Reading