Dr. Zachary Hall

I am a new Assistant Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. Throughout my academic career, I have studied seasonal  brain plasticity in the songbird brain, the evolution and neurobiology involved in nest-building behaviour in birds, and the importance of sensory experiences on early brain growth in zebrafish larvae. This winding road through academia has instilled in me a deeply interdisciplinary approach which I now focus on dissecting the importance of sensory experience on early brain development.

When I’m not in the lab, I like to read non-fiction and write fiction, play video games, and walk the lab mascot, Zeke.




Zeke participating in some fieldwork.

Zeke is a French Bulldog and the lab mascot. He enjoys sleeping and going for walks and sleeping more.