The Parietal lobe plays critical roles in spatial attention and lesions of the parietal lobe result in hemispatial neglect. We are interested in understanding how the parietal lobe modulates the representation of spatial information across distributed circuits during behavior. To understand this, we will perform optical recordings of neuronal activity in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex of mice performing navigation while optogenetically modulating the activity of the parietal lobe.
Volunteer; This is a work-study research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis
Students may be involved in surgical procedures, behavior, or data analysis. Students will attend lab meetings and present their data and findings to the group.
Students will learn technical surgical procedures, and use state of the art imaging techniques to perform intracortical recordings in mice.
Unlimited duration, 20-30 hours/week
Major in Biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, neuroscience, or related field.