Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Primary Academic Program: Biology
Biography:Taylor Hart’s research interests include the dynamics and evolution of collective behavior and biological networks; mechanisms of social behavior and communication; evolution, development, organization, and function of neural circuits; olfactory sensory neurobiology; and ant behavior and ecology. Her graduate research in Rockefeller’s Laboratory of Social Evolution and behavior centered on “Transgenic tools in ants and the representation of alarm pheromones in the ant antennal lobe.” Postdoctoral research at Kronauer Laboratory involved studying the neural basis of age-dependent division of labor in ant societies. Honors and awards include a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a $100,000 project grant, Kavli Neural Systems Institute at Rockefeller University. Professor Hart’s work has appeared in Cell, PLOS Biology, Scientific Reports, Nature Protocols, and Bioinformatics, among other publications.
BA, Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College; PhD, Rockefeller University. At Bard since 2023.