Wesleyan portrait of John  Kirn

John Kirn

Professor of Biology

Shanklin Laboratory, 409
860-685-3494

Professor, Neuroscience and Behavior

860-685-3494

jrkirn@wesleyan.edu

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BA University of Denver
MA Bucknell University
PHD Cornell University

John Kirn

I'm interested in how the brain acquires and stores information. I am pursuing these interests by studying song learning and song maintenance in birds, who constantly replace neurons throughout life. Two basic questions of interest are (1) is neuronal replacement related to song learning, and (2) How can the brain preserve information when neurons are constantly being replaced?

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

M: 3-4pm, F: 10-11am in Sh 409 or by appointment.

Courses

Fall 2017
BIOL 254 - 01
Animal Behavior

BIOL 509 - 01
Neuroscience Journal Club I

Spring 2018
BIOL 510 - 01
Neurosciences Journal Club II