Paul Forlano is an Associate Professor of Biology at Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY) and a faculty member in both the Neuroscience, and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Ph.D. subprograms in Biology as well as the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Ph.D. program in Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center. He also serves as an Associate Director of Brooklyn College’s Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center (AREAC).
Forlano earned a B.S. in Biology from Ursinus College, a M.S. in Marine Biology from Florida Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University. He also held postdoctoral fellowships in Neuroendocrinology at the Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, and in Cellular Neuroscience, in the Department of Neurobiology and Physiology at Northwestern University. His research embraces the neuroethological approach to science: studying the nervous system in the context of an animal's natural behavior. These studies give insights into the brain and behavior of other vertebrates, including ourselves. His laboratory is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.