Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
I received my PhD in Biology from McMaster University in 2009 and my BSc in Biology from the University of Buenos Aires in 2001. Prior to joining Laurier, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, U.S.A. (2010-2012).
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
My research interests are multidisciplinary. I am particularly interested in the field of behavioural neuroscience with an ecological and evolutionary perspective.
Awards and Achievements
Research Postdoctoral Scholar Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduates, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (2011).
Richard Fuller Memorial Scholarship for Science, McMaster University (2007-2009).
Pfennig, Karin, Veronica Rodriguez Moncalvo and Sabrina Burmeister. “Diet alters species recognition in juvenile toads.” Biology Letters. (2013).
Rodriguez Moncalvo, Veronica, Sabrina Burmeister and Karin Pfennig. “Social signals increase monoamine levels in the tegmentum of juvenile Mexican spadefoot toads (Spea multiplicata).” Journal of Comparative Physiology A. (2013).
Rodriguez Moncalvo, Veronica and Ana Campos. “Role of serotonergic neurons in the modulation of Drosophila larval response to light.” BMC Neuroscience. (featured article and highly accessed article). (2009).