Brian Trevelline

Postdoctoral Fellow

I integrate field and laboratory approaches to study how wild vertebrates modulate their behavior, diet, and digestive physiology in response to changing environmental conditions, especially those caused by human activities. The long-term objective of my research program is to uncover the molecular processes that drive environmentally-induced patterns of dietary and digestive flexibility across several animal groups using experimental, metagenomic, and computational approaches. As a Rose Fellow, I will continue my research on how the gut microbiome contributes animal feeding behavior and digestive physiology using the migratory Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) as a model.


Ph.D., Biology, Duquesne University
M.S., Environmental Science and Conservation Biology, Duquesne University
B.S., Biology, University of Pittsburgh

Staff member Brian Trevelline stands in front of an ocean view.

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