Beetle Jamie Carroll Theobald, PhD

December 2010: Theobald Lab
Department of Biological Sciences
Florida International University

Current: Research Associate, Frye Lab
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology
University of California, Los Angeles







Assistant Professor Tenure-Track,  Deptartment of Biological Sciences,  Florida International University,  Start: December 2010
Research Associate,  Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA),  2009--2010
Postdoctoral Scholar,  Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology (formerly Department of Physiological Sciences),  UCLA,  2007--2009
Grass Fellow,  Marine Biological Laboratories,  2006
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow,  Lund University,  Sweden,  2004--2006



PhD, Neurobiology and Behavior,  University of Washington, 2004
MS, Zoology, University of Idaho, 1997
BS, Zoology, University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1991


Honors, Awards, and Funding:

Brain Research Institute/Semel Postdoctoral Scholars Travel Award
                  travel expenses related to attending the SFN annual meeting, 2009 ($500)

Grass Fellow, Marine Biological Laboratory, 2006 (The Grass Foundation)

National Science Foundation, Postdoctoral Fellow,
                  International Research Fellowship Program, 2004-2006
                  (Salary, research, and travel budget,
$144,274, Award #0401906)

Department of the Navy, STTR Phase I grant, 2002-2003 (1 yr salary)

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Grants in Aid of Research, 2002 ($700)

1st Place Student Poster Prize, International Conference on Invertebrate Vision, 2001

National Institutes of Health, Graduate Neuroscience Training Grant, 1999-2002
                  (3 year salary and research budget, University wide competition)

Crary Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Washington, 1998


Invited Talks:


Dept. of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, March 4, 2010
                  Title: Neuroethology and Sensory Ecology of Visually Guided Flight

Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, February 11, 2010
                  Title: Visual Computation in Sensory Ecology

Neuromorphic Engineering Student Society (NESS), California Institute of Technology, May 8, 2008
                  Title: Eye Evolution and Bezier Curves

Dr. Lars Chittka's group, Queen Mary University of London, 2007



Neurobiology Postdoctoral Seminar Series, UCLA, March 25, 2010.
                  Title: Higher-Order Motion Perception in Flies

Dept. of Physiological Science Annual Retreat (1 of 2 invited postdoc speakers), UCLA, October 3, 2009
                  Title: Motion Perception in Flies


Teaching Experience:

Course designer, Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2010
                  Introduction to Eye Evolution (PhySci 174, Winter)

Delivered 4 hours lecture, Department of Physiological Science, UCLA, 2009
                  Comparative Animal Physiology (PhySci 165, Spring (3hrs); Winter (1hr))

Course Designer/Leader, University of Washington (UW), 2002
                  Neurobiology Undergraduate Program Journal Club (Topic: Sensory Biology)

Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology, UW, 1998
                  Physiology (lab instructor, some lectures) Crary Award

Adjunct Teaching Faculty, Biology Undergraduate Program, UW, 1996-1997
                  Intro Bio: Development and Physiology (lab instructor)
                  Intro Bio: Ecology, Evolution, and Botany (lab instructor)

Teaching Assistant, University of Idaho, 1993-1996
                  Invertebrate Zoology
                  Zoology (Responsible for exams and designing, planning, and ordering for labs)


Courses and Workshops (Competitive Admission):

                  Faculty Institute for Reforming Science Teaching, NSF funded workshop, 2009-2010

Biomechanics and Physiological Ecology of Marine Organisms
                  Four week field/lecture/laboratory course at Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, 1999
                  Funded by the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO)

                  Six week field/lecture/laboratory course at Friday Harbor Laboratories, UW, 1998
                  Funded by The Grass Foundation

Marine Invertebrate Zoology
                  Six week field/lecture/laboratory course at Friday Harbor Laboratories, UW, 1996


Professional Memberships and Activities:

Member, Society for Neuroscience (SfN), 2009-present
                  Poster presentation at SfN annual meeting, 2009

Member, J. B. Johnston Club, 2009-present

Referee, Journal of Neuroscience, 2008—

Referee, Journal of Experimental Biology, 2007—

Member, International Society for Neuroethology (ISN), 2004-present
                  Poster presentation, 7th International Congress of ISN, Denmark, 2004

Member, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB), 1997-present
                  Divisions of Invertebrate Zoology (DIZ), Neurobiology (DNB), Animal Behavior (DAB),
                  and Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (DCPB)

                  Oral Presentation at SICB annual meeting ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’04, ’06, ’07, ’08
                  Business meeting participant, SICB-DNB, ’03, ’04






all photos © Jamie C. Theobald