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Dr. Christopher Leary

Associate Professor
Department of Biology
The University of Mississippi


Office: 424 Shoemaker
Phone: (662) 915-1087


Research Interests:

Endocrine and neural systems underlying animal communication and behavior.

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B.S., Auburn University, 1992
M.S., 1998, Auburn University, 1992
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2005

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Recent Publications:

Rose, G.J., Hanson, J., Leary, C.J., Graham, J.A., Aluri, R., Vasquez-Opazo, G. 2015.
Species-specificity of temporal processing in the auditory midbrain of gray treefrogs: Interval-counting neurons. Journal of Comparative Physiology, A 210:485-503.


Davis, A.G., Leary, C.J. 2015. Elevated stress hormone diminishes the strength of female
preferences for acoustic signals in the green treefrog. Hormones and Behavior 69:119-122.


Leary, C.J., Lippincott, J., Harris, S., Hawkins, D.L. 2015. A test of the Energetics-
Hormone Vocalization model in the green treefrog. General and Comparative Endocrinology 213:32-39.


Leary, C.J. 2014. Close-range vocal signals elicit a stress response in male green treefrogs:
resolution of an androgen-based conflict. Animal Behaviour 96:39-48.


Leary, C.J., Knapp, R. 2014. The stress of elaborate male traits: integrating glucocorticoids
with androgen-based models of sexual selection. Animal Behaviour 89:85-92.


Rose, G.J., Alluri, R.K., Vasquez-Opazo, G.A., Odom, S.E., Graham, J.A., Leary, C.J.
2013. Combining pharmacology and whole-cell recording from CNS neurons, in vivo. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 213:99-104.


Leary, C.J., Harris, S. 2013. Steroid hormone levels in calling males and males practicing
alternative non-calling mating tactics in the green treefrog, Hyla cinerea. Hormones and
Behavior 63:20-24.

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