Bard Faculty

Arseny Khakhalin

Assistant Professor of Biology

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Biology, Mind, Brain, and Behavior


M.S., physics, Moscow State University; Ph.D., biology, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, Russian Academy of Sciences; postdoctoral fellow, Brown University, where he studied neural mechanisms of visually guided behavior in tadpoles of the African clawed frog. At Brown, he developed his teaching skills at the university’s Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. He has also done research on cellular mechanisms of autism, using tadpoles as a model system. He has published in the Journal of Neuroscience, eLife, and Journal of Neurophysiology. Before starting a scientific career he studied musical composition, academic drawing, and worked in business as a logistics manager. At Bard since 2014.


  • Teaching Interests: neurobiology, physiology, animal behavior, biostatistics


Phone: 845-752-2333
Location: Reem-Kayden Center
Office: 215