Felicity Muth’s lab will be starting in September 2019 in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. If you’re interested in joining the lab, please go to ‘Join Us’.


Dr Felicity Muth

(principal investigator)

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Nevada, Reno, but will be starting my lab at UT Austin in July 2019. I’m originally from London, but after completing my undergraduate and PhD in Scotland (University of Edinburgh, University of St Andrews) I moved to the US to do postdocs at the University of Arizona and the University of Nevada, Reno. I was a 2017 L’Oreal For Women in Science Fellow.

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