Anne Bekoff

Anne Bekoff, Ph.D.
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0354
phone: 303-735-3000
fax: 303-492-8884
e-mail: anne.bekoff@colorado.edu

Research and Professional Interests

  • Development of coordinated behaviors; behavorial and kinematic techniques as well as computer-assisted methods for data analysis to study how complex motor behaviors, such as courtship and agressive displays, are assembled during ontogeny in birds, and to determine how sensory information is used to produce adaptive motor behaviors.
  • Development and implementation of programs for advising prehealth students, including Orientation, Committee Letter, Essay Writing, Application, and Interview Strategies workshops, Health Professions Information Fair, website development, Prehealth courses, Medical Scholars Program, Health Professions RAP (scheduled to open 2012).

Education

  • 1965-1969, B.A. Smith College, Northhampton, MA
  • 1970-1974, Ph.D. Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Professional Experience

  • 1975-1976, Research Associate, Department of Physiology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO
  • 1976-1982, Assistant Professor, Department of EPO Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 1982-1989, Associate Professor, Department of EPO Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 1989-2003, Professor, Department of EPO Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 1998-2001, Head, Section of Integrative Physiology and Neurobiology, Department of EPO Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 1999-2001, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Department of EPO Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 2000-2003, Prehealth Advisor, Preprofessional Advising, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 2003-Present, Associate Faculty Director for Preprofessional Advising, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 2003-Present, Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Honors and Awards

  • 1971-1974, Predoctoral Fellowship, National Defense Education Act Title IV
  • 1979-1981, Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • 1983-1984, Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
  • 1987, Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1988, Teaching Award, Boulder Faculty Assembly
  • 1990-1995, Council Member, International Society of Neuroethology
  • 1992-1996, Study Section Member, NIH Psychobiology, Behavior, and Neuroscience
  • 1995, Panel Member, NSF Committee of Visitors
  • 1997, Teaching Award, Mortar Board Senior Honors Society
  • 2000, Bill Briggs Award for exceptional contributions to education through undergraduate research
  • 2003, Chair of Neuroscience Review Panel, Hughes Graduate Fellowship Program
  • 2009, Program Chair, Western Association of Advisors for the Health Professions conference, Santa Fe, NM

Recent Publications