College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Daphne Soares

Daphne Soares

Assistant Professor


Office Phone: 301.405.8413
Lab: 301.405.8480
Fax: 301.314.9358
Office Address: 2277 Bio-Psych

Graduate Program Affiliations

  • Neuroscience & Cognitive Science (NACS)
  • BISI - BISI-Physiological Systems (PSYS)
  • BISI - BISI-Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, & Systematics (BEES)

Research Interests

How and why do brains evolve? We are interested in the evolution of sensory neural codes and in investigating the constraints involved in modifying neural circuits that underlie behavior.

Recent Publications

  • MacLeod KM, Soares D, Carr CE. Interaural timing difference circuits in the auditory brainstem of the emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae). J Comp Neurol. 2006 Mar 10;495(2):185-201.
  • Soares D, Yamamoto Y, Strickler AG, Jeffery WR. The lens has a specific influence on optic nerve and tectum development in the blind cavefish Astyanax. Dev Neurosci. 2004;26(5-6):308-17.


Ph.D. Neurosciences and Cognitive sciences. University of Maryland, College Park MD, 2002.