Jeffrey D. Triblehorn

Associate Professor; Director of the Neuroscience Minor

Address: RITA 117


Post-doctoral positions - Georgia State University, University of Missouri-Columbia
Ph.D., M.S. -  University of Maryland, College Park
B.A. - Rutgers University

Research Interests

I am interested in how the nervous system extracts and encodes sensory information from the environment and how the nervous system uses that information to guide behavior. I employ neurophysiological, neuroanatomical, and behavioral methods to address these questions using primarily invertebrate systems. We use multiple closely-related species in our investigations to identify similarities and differences in how these animals encode and use sensory information and use this information to examine the underlying neural mechanisms.

Courses Taught

BIOL 221L: Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
BIOL 321: General and Comparative Physiology lecture
BIOL 351/PSYC 351: Principles of Neurobiology
BIOL 354: Techniques in Neuroscience
BIOL 447/PSYC 447: Seminar in Neuroscience


Underline indicates undergraduate co-authors

Presern J, Triblehorn JD, Schul J (submitted). Dynamic dendritic compartmentalization underlies stimulus specific adaptation in an insect neuron. J. Neuroscience

Olsen ACK, Triblehorn JD (2014). Stimulus velocity encoding by primary afferents in the wind-sensitive cercal systems of three cockroach species. J. Insect. Physiol. 68, 76-86.

Clark AJ, Triblehorn JD (2014). Mechanical properties of the cuticles of three cockroach species in relation to wind-evoked escape behavior. PeerJ.2:e501 DIO 10.7717/peerj.501.

McGorry CA, Newman CN, Triblehorn JD (2014). Neural responses from the wind-sensitive interneuron population in four cockroach species. J. Insect Physiol. 66, 59-70.

Triblehorn JD, Schul J (2013). Dendritic mechanisms contribute to stimulus-specific adaptation in an insect neuron. J. Neurophysiol. 110, 2217-2226.

Schul J, Mayo AM, Triblehorn JD (2012). Auditory detection change by a single neuron in an insect. J. Comp. Physiol. A Neuroethol. Sens. Neural Behav. Physiol. 198, 695-704.

Triblehorn JD, Schul J (2009). Sensory encoding differences contribute to species-specific call recognition mechanisms. J. Neurophysiol. 102, 1348-1357.

Triblehorn JD, Yager DD (2005). Acoustic interactions between insects and bats: A model for the interplay of neural and ecological specializations. In Barbosa P, Castellanos I (Eds.) Ecology of Predator-Prey Interactions, Oxford University Press.