I'm working with Dr. Peter Tyack at WHOI but I've done research at several facilities, including Kolmardens Djurpark in Sweden, Sea World in San Diego, and the Hawk's Cay Dolphin Connection in the Florida Keys. My graduate work is funded by a fellowship from the Howard Hughs Medical Institute, as well as research grants from the Coastal Research Center and the Ocean Ventures Fund at WHOI.
As I said, I am studying the development of signature whistles in bottlenose dolphins. I've been looking at how a calf relates to the other animals in the pool with him and how that influences his vocal development. In the process of this, I am studying how calves' relationships develop and how mothers' relationships and vocal production change around the time they give birth. I am also interested in looking at how dolphins perceive whistles and what features of the whistles are particularly salient to the dolphins.
My undergraduate research was on stress hormones and cancer, with Robert Sapolsky at Stanford. Previous to that, I worked at NIMH and NIDDK doing various kinds of research on DNA and proteins. I also spent some time, way back when, at the Georgetown Medical School Pathology Department.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Noldus, makers of The Observer, a good behavioral observation program
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edward F. (Joe) Redish (my father)
David Redish (my big brother)
Mark Miller's Marine Mammal Page
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