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George Happ grew up in downstate Illinois and attended grad school at Cornell. He taught courses in physiology, cell biology, and general biology at five universities.

George's research interests include behavior, chemical signals, cell and developmental biology, insect physiology, and infectious disease. Some of his collaborators and research students are pictured above.

In 1995, George and Christy Yuncker Happ retired to 40 acres of permafrost and taiga near Fairbanks, Alaska.

Christy's photographs have been featured in the Sandhill Crane Display Dictionary, the Alaska Airlines Magazine, Prairie Fire Newspaper, the International Crane Foundation Bugle, and the Michelin Guide to Alaska Travel.

George offers lectures on Sandhill Cranes and bird neurobiology (link to the left). He is an author on over 100 scientific papers and book chapters, several popular articles, and many blogposts. Recent publications include:


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