Paula Roy

Doctoral candidate
Primary office:
6016 Haworth Hall

Advisor: Jennifer Gleason
Research Interests: Courtship behavior, communication, signaling, sensory ecology, sexual selection
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA


  • BS Psychology, Millersville University
  • MS Biology, St. Josephs University


  • Roy, P.R., and J.M. Gleason. The Coevolution of Courtship Display and Morphology in Drosophila. 53rd Anunual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society. Colombia, MO, August 2016. Oral contribution.
  • Roy, P.R. and S.P. McRobert, 2014. A Life History Analysis of Two Populations of Drosophila simulans. Kansas Academy of Sciences Meeting, Pittsburgh, KS. First Place Poster Presentation.


  • Samuel, R., Stephenson, R., Roy, P., Pryor, R., Zhou, L., Bonkowsky, J.L., & Gale, B.K. (2015). Micofluidic-aided genotyping of zebrafish in the first 48 h with 100% viability. Biomedical microdevices, 17(2), 1-7
  • Hvorency LM, Grudowski JL, Blakeslee CJ, Simmons TL, Roy PR, Brooks JA, Hanner RM, Beigel ME, Karson MA, Nichols RH, Holm JB, Boal, JG. 2007.Octopuses (Octopus bimaculoides) and cuttlefishes (Sepia officionales) can conditionally discriminate. Animal Cognition(4) 449-59.


  • University of Kansas Graduate Recruitment Fellowship, 2013-2014.
  • National Institute of Health, Geokids Links Fellow: 2007-2009.

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