Dr. Jennifer Lindy Talley

Biography

Dr. Talley is a Senior Research Biological Scientist in the Integrated Seekers and Processing Branch in the AFRL Munitions Directorate at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. She develops and implements unique experimental systems that investigate insect sensory systems. This allows researchers to gain new design rules into how natural systems have developed high fidelity navigation and guidance with integrated low-power/low-quality sensors that outperform state-of-the-art seekers.

Dr. Talley co-manages a $2M/year portfolio of bio-inspired technology research that solves Air Force challenges with unique game changing solutions.

EDUCATION
2012 Sensory ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

2010 Ph.D. Biology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

2005 Neural Systems and Behavior, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

2003 B.S. Mathematics, summa cum laude University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

2000 A.S. Mathematics, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID

ASSIGNMENTS
1.January 2001– May 2003 – Research Assistant, Department of Neurobiology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

2. August 2003 – August 2005 – Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Neuromechanics Fellow, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

3. October 2015 – May 2011 – National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, AFRL/RWWI Integrated Sensing & Processing Sciences Branch, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

4. May 2011 – Present, Research Biological Scientist, AFRL/RWWI Integrated Sensing & Processing Sciences Branch, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
2019 Special Act of Service Award

2018 AFOSR Star Team Member

2017 Outstanding Mentor Award

2017 Windows on the World AFOSR award

Patents

2019 Bio-Hybrid Odor-Localizing Autonomous Air Vehicle

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
DR-III January 2018