Juli Wade's Biographical Statement
Juli Wade is Chair of the Department of Psychology and Assistant Provost of Leadership Development at Michigan State University. In addition to her primary academic appointment in Psychology, Juli is affiliated with the Department of Integrative Biology, and the interdepartmental graduate programs in Neuroscience and Ecology, Evolution & Behavioral Biology. She is a recipient of MSU's Teacher-Scholar Award (2002) and Distinguished Faculty Award (2013).
Juli began as an assistant professor at MSU in 1995 following a postdoctoral research position in the Department of Psychology and Brain Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. Juli received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992 and her A.B. from Cornell University in 1987.
Juli's research focuses the genetic and hormal mechanisms regulating the structural and functional change in the brain. The work has taken a comparative perspective, mainly using songbirds and lizards as model systems, and has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) since 1996 and the National Science Foundation from 1998 to 2015.