Joseph Sisneros

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Joseph Sisneros, Ph.D.

(206) 543-8893
Advising: Possibly accepting new graduate students in 2024-2025, please email with questions.
Interests: Neuroethology, Sensory Neurobiology, Animal Communication, and Animal Behavior


Our lab studies the adaptive plasticity of sensory systems for the encoding of biologically relevant signals used during social and reproductive behaviors.

We use fish as model systems to investigate ontogenetic and steroid-dependent seasonal changes in the response properties and function of the auditory system.

We are also interested in sound source localization and how fishes detect and locate underwater sound sources in both relatively simple and complex acoustic environments.


Florida Institute of Technology (1999)

  • Rogers LS, Coffin AB, and JA Sisneros. 2022. Reproductive state modulates utricular auditory sensitivity in a vocal fish. Journal of Neurophysiology 128: 1344-1354. doi:10.1152/jn.00315.2022
  • Zeddies DG, Fay RR, and JA Sisneros. 2011. Sound Source Localization and Directional Hearing in Fishes. In Farrell, AP (ed.), Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology: From Genome to Environment, volume 1, pp. 298-303. San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Zeddies DG, Fay RR, Alderks PW, Shaub KS, and JA Sisneros. 2010. Sound source localization by the plainfin midshipman fish, Porichthys notatus. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 127:3104-3113