This project focuses on testing how odors activate neurons in the mouse brain. Students will work with postdocs to do live imaging of the brain in awake mice while presenting the mice with a wide variety of odors, such as pure odors and natural odors. We are able to image from multiple types of neurons to understand how neurons communicate to encode information. This is an opportunity to gain experience using popular neurobiology techniques and learn more about how sensory information is encoded in the brain.
Keywords: neurobiology, olfaction, two photon, mice, histology
Volunteer, Prepare a UROP proposal, Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis, Earn independent study credit