I am interested in how the brain uses visual information to guide movement. In particular, I am looking at how genetic manipulations affect the developing visual system and influence visuomotor coordination during naturalistic prey-capture behavior in the mouse.
Currently exploring how mice respond to specific visual information as a function of social hierarchy. I am focusing on understanding the development of visually-guided social behavior among singling groups.
Little is known about how the maturation of cortical versus subcortical circuits influences innate visual behaviors such as recognition of prey. I am investigating whether developmental changes in activity patterns of networks in the visual cortex versus the midbrain correlate with changes in approach and freezing behavior in mice.
Undergraduate and Post Baccalaureate Associates Grace Gentry Maria Peregrina Makayla DeBarge Luis Martinez
Former lab members Ariel Ayala Zhibang Lin Jenny Qi