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Verónica Rodriguez Moncalvo
Verónica Rodriguez Moncalvo
Assistant Professor
TAB 104I
(905) 525-9140 ext. 22841
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Dr. Verónica Rodriguez Moncalvo received her Honours B.Sc. degree in Biology from the University of Buenos Aires and her PhD in Biology from McMaster University.She later pursued her postdoctoral training at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA.  Upon her return to Canada, she taught several undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier University. She joined the School of Interdisciplinary Science as an Assistant (Teaching stream) Professor in July 2017. 
visual literacy and group work in the classroom

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Within the area of pedagogical research, Dr. Veronica Rodriguez Moncalvo is interested in studying 1) the impact and effectiveness of scaffolding visual literacy throughout the life science program, 2) the impact and effectiveness of group activities such as contracts, peer evaluation, and group reflections on teamwork success in the classroom. In the field of scientific research, Dr. Veronica Rodriguez Moncalvo is currently interested in studying the molecular and cellular bases of tissue homeostasis and regeneration in Hydra.

Burmeister SS, Rodriguez Moncalvo VG, Pfennig KS. Monoaminergic integration of diet and social signals in the brains of juvenile spadefoot toads. J Exp Biol. 2017 Sep 1;220(Pt 17):3135-3141. doi: 10.1242/jeb.159954.

Pfennig KS, Rodriguez Moncalvo VG, and Burmeister SS. (2013). Diet alters species recognition in juvenile toads. Biol Lett. 9(5):20130599. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0599.

Rodriguez Moncalvo VG, Burmeister SS, and Pfennig KS. (2013). Social signals increase monoamine levels in the tegmentum of juvenile Mexican spadefoot toads (Spea multiplicata). J Comp. Physiol A. (8):681-91. doi: 10.1007/s00359-013-0826-6.

Scantlebury N, Zhao XL, Rodriguez Moncalvo VG, Camilleti A, Zahanova S, Dineen A, Xin JH, and Campos AR. (2010). The Drosophila gene RanBPM functions in the mushroom body to regulate larval behavior. PLoS ONE, 5(5): e10652. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010652.

Rodriguez Moncalvo VG and Campos, AR. (2009). Role of serotonergic neurons in the modulation of Drosophila larval response to light. BMC Neurosci., 10:66. doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-10-66. (featured article and highly accessed article).

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