Joseph Sisneros, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Departments of Psychology & Biology
Seattle, WA 98195


Associate Editor for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) - Animal Bioacoustics

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Joe collecting midshipman from a nest.

Mailing Address:
University of Washington
Department of Psychology
306 Guthrie Hall
Seattle, WA 98195-1525

Office phone: 206-543-8893
Lab phone: 206-543-5313, fax: 206-685-3157


       Joseph Sisneros is a Professor in the Department of Psychology (Animal Behavior) and an adjunct Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. He is also an affiliate faculty of the UW Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center and the UW Graduate program in Neuroscience. He received his BS in Marine Biology (1988) and MS in Biology (1993) from California State University Long Beach where he was advised by Dr. Donald Nelson (shark behaviorist, 1937-1997). Joe received a PhD (1999) in Biology from the Florida Institute of Technology where he was mentored by Dr. Timothy Tricas (animal behaviorist and neuroethologist, now at the University of Hawaii at Manoa).
        Following his PhD, Joe received post-doctoral training in the lab of Dr. Andrew Bass (neuroanatomist and neuroethologist) at Cornell University in the Dept of Neurobiology and Behavior from 1999-2004. He joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 2004 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. Joe was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2010 and then to full Professor in 2016. He was elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America in 2016. In addition, Joe is currently an Associate editor (Animal Bioacoustics) for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) and Series Editor for the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research (SHAR). He is also co-organizer for the recent international conferences on The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life.

Recent Publications:

​Zeng R, Brown AD, Rogers LS, Lawrence OT, Clark JI, and JA SisnerosIn Press. Age-related loss of auditory sensitivity in the zebrafish (Danio rerio). Hearing Research.