How do populations of neurons work together to generate a coherent perception of the world?
I am currently working with Anne Churchland at CSHL, investigating multisensory perception in mice.
My Ph.D. research with Ed Callaway at the Salk focused on cell types and circuits in the visual cortex of mice. I employed in vivo intrinsic signal imaging, 2p calcium imaging, optogenetics, extracellular electrophysiology, and viral tracing methods. My dissertation research showed that mice have visual areas that can compute complex motion, and that genetically- and hodologically-defined cell types in layer 5 of visual cortex are functionally different.
My broader research interests include: higher-order perception, multisensory integration, drug addiction, autism, decision-making, neuroscience & law, and the intersection of science and society.
My complete CV is here.