About the Author
Gunther K. H. Zupanc is a Professor in the Department of Biology at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.After graduating in biology and physics from the University of Regensburg, Germany, he undertook his graduate studies in neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, where he received his Ph.D. in 1990. Subsequently, he then worked as a Research Biologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, lead a Junior Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tubingen, Germany and was on the faculty of the University ofManchester, United Kingdom and of Jacobs University Bremen (formerly International University Bremen), Germany. Gunther K.H. Zupanc was also Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada; Visiting Scientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Scripps Research Institute, both in San Diego, theUniversity of Chicago, Tufts University in Boston, and the Max Planck Institute for Behavioral Physiology, Seewiesen; and adjunct faculty member of the University of Tubingen.He has taught lecture and laboratory courses in behavioral neurobiology at both undergraduate and graduate level to numerous students in the U.S.A. and Europe. In recognition of his research and his contributions to public understanding of science, he has received many awards. His research focuses on the exploration of cellular mechanisms underlying behavioral and neuronal plasticity in teleost fish.In addition to a large number of articles, his book publications include: Fish and Their Behavior (1982); Praktische Verhaltensbiologie (editor; 1988); Fische im Biologieunterricht (1990); Adult Neurogenesis: a Comparative Approach (editor; 2002); Electric Fish: Model Systems for Neurobiology (editor; 2006); Integrative and Comparative Neurobiology: Papers in Memoriam of Theodore H. Bullock (editor; 2008); Towards a Comparative Understanding of Adult Neurogenesis (editor, jointly with LucaBonfanti and Ferdinando Rossi; 2011); and Adult Neural Stem Cells in Development, Regeneration, and Aging (editor, jointly with James Monaghan and David L. Stocum; 2019). Gunther K.H. Zupanc was senior editor of the Journal of Zoology. Since 2008, he has served as editor of the Journal of ComparativePhysiology A.