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.
- Physics and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute
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.
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