Jared Taglialatela

Jared Taglialatela.jpg

KSU assistant professor of biology Jared Taglialatela joined the faculty of the Department of…

Georgia (Sep 28, 2011) — KSU assistant professor of biology Jared Taglialatela joined the faculty of the Department of Biology and Physics in the College of Science and Mathematics in June, 2010. Previously, he had taught at Clayton State University.

Link To Website

Taglialatela, who studies the evolutionary origins of human language and the biological processes that support its development, is the recipient of a $389,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

His research, conducted at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, focuses “on animal communication, specifically primate vocal and gestural behavior, the communicative function of these signals, and how individuals produce and perceive these utterances.”

Taglialatela earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior from Georgia State University.

An engaging professor who enjoys the give and take of the classroom, Taglialatela continues to collaborate on research activities with his wife, Lauren Taglialatela, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Link to website: http://science.kennesaw.edu/biophys/


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu