MarthaLeah Chaiken earned her
doctorate in psychobiology at the Institute of Animal Behavior, Rutgers
University. She went on to complete an NIH postdoctoral research fellowship
at Rockefeller University. She was an assistant professor at Rutgers
University before joining the Hofstra faculty in 2000.
Chaiken is interested in the biological bases of behavior, including
evolutionary, neurobiological, and functional perspectives. Her research
concerns song learning in birds, with the goal of understanding the
interplay of internal and external factors in the development of a complex
include Animal Behavior, Biological Psychology, Principles of Learning and
Behavior, Research Methods and Design, and Comparative Psychology.
She is a
member of the Animal Behavior Society and the Society for Neuroscience.