Dr. Alejandro Vélez Meléndez
I'm originally from Bogotá, Colombia, and I've been living in the US since 2006. I'm a broadly trained evolutionary biologist with particular interest in evolutionary neuroscience, neuroethology, animal communication, and sensory ecology. With my research, I seek to understand patterns of brain evolution and how they relate to diversification of perception, behavior, and species. I'm also a SCUBA dive instructor and I enjoy exercising (biking, running, swimming) and playing and watching soccer, volleyball, and squash.