Dr Felicity Muth

(principal investigator)

I started as an assistant professor at UT Austin in September 2019. Prior to that, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Nevada, Reno, and at the University of Arizona. I’m originally from London, and did my PhD at the University of St Andrews.

I am broadly interested in animal behaviour and cognition, especially aspects of learning and memory that have a clear function in the natural world. I have worked with a range of species, taking a question-driven approach and am currently working with bumblebees.
I work primarily in the lab, but also at field sites in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

In addition to science, I am a strong proponent of science communication. Between 2012 and 2017 I wrote for Scientific American MIND. My blog, 'Not Bad Science' aimed to make research in animal behaviour and cognition accessible to a popular audience. Follow me on twitter @notbadscience


Harry Siviter, postdoctoral researcher (starting Jan 2020)

I am a post-doctoral researcher investigating bumblebee cognition in the Muth lab, University of Texas. I conducted my PhD research at Royal Holloway, University of London which was focused on investigating the impact of agrochemicals on bees. I am fascinated by animal behaviour and cognition with an ever-increasing passion for conservation and ecology. Website.


Caroline strang, postdoctoral researcher (starting November 2019)

Caroline is currently in David Sherry’s lab at the University of Western Ontario and will be joining the lab in November 2019.

I am currently recruiting graduate students - for more information see “Join the lab