Gitanjali Gnanadesikan

About Gitanjali Gnanadesikan

I am a biologist who is interested in cogntive development and evolution. I work with Evan MacLean in the Arizona Canine Cognition Center studying cognitive development and evolution.

Selected Publications

Gnanadesikan, Gitanjali E., William D. Pearse, and Allison K. Shaw. (2017). Evolution of mammalian migrations for refuge breeding, and food. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3120

Ilana Janowitz Koch, Michelle M Clark, Michael J Thompson, Kerry A Deere‐Machemer, Jun Wang, Lionel Duarte, Gitanjali E Gnanadesikan, et al (2016). The concerted impact of domestication and transposon insertions on methylation patterns between dogs and grey wolves. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.13480

Areas of Study

Cognitive evolution, sociality, epigenetics.

Research Interests

My research focuses on cognitive evolution and social behavior, especially in domesticated species. I am particularly interested in developing experimental paradigms that enable meaningful comparisons of cognitive abilities across species.

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Degree(s)

A.B. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - Princeton University