It is our distinct pleasure to announce that Dr. Amy L. Balanoff will be joining the FAE faculty on July 1.  Amy is currently the Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, David S. Olton Behavioral Biology Program, and Assistant Research Professor in Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.  Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow in Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine as well as Vertebrate Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History.  She received a PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Columbia University.  Amy is an expert on paleoneurobiological research regarding the evolution of the avian brain and flight.  She was recently the PI on a 5-year NSF award and is an author on 40+ publications, including the high-profile journals ScienceNature and PNAS.  We are excited to welcome Amy and look forward to her myriad contributions to the success of the FAE!