Andrew Leifer
Assistant Professor of Physics and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute

Areas of Research: How patterns of neural activity generate behavior in a simple animal. Using techniques and approaches from physics, engineering, genetics and computer science.
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  • Physics and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute

leifer@princeton.edu
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Systems neuroscience, neurobiology, and the biophysics of the brain. Investigating how brain-wide patterns of neural activity generate animal behavior.

Our lab seeks to understand how patterns of neural activity generate animal behavior. In particular, we study the model organism C. elegans, a microscopic worm with a simple nervous system capable of rich behaviors. We have pioneered optogenetic microscopy techniques to optically manipulate and monitor populations of neurons in an animal as it moves.

Read more: http://leiferlab.princeton.edu/index.php