Dr. Earley is from Connecticut and did his undergraduate work at Syracuse University in Biology.  Dr. Earley then moved to the University of Louisville for his PhD, followed by a 4-year experience at the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience in Atlanta as a postdoctoral fellow.  His first faculty position at California State University Fresno in 2006, and then he decided to move to the University of Alabama in 2008. Dr. Earley came to UA because the university seemed to value teaching, research, and mentoring undergraduates in a research capacity in the lab. Dr. Earley's lab is an “integrative biology” lab, which means that they do all sorts of things. The research interests range from understanding protein expression patterns in the brains of animals that have won or lost fights to understanding the evolution of weird mating systems.