- Started at NERF: 19/11/2018
When an animal sees a threat in its environment, it is crucial that it reacts appropriately to maximize its chances of survival. In my PhD, I aim to uncover how distinct neuronal populations in the superior colliculus and their downstream pathways encode visual threats and drive defensive behaviors.
To study this, I combine computational and experimental techniques. Based on electrophysiological recordings, I infer neuronal population dynamics in the circuit and what their relationship is to the visual scene and behavior. I then use optogenetics to test these inferred relationships.
|Since 2019||PhD Student, NERF Farrow Lab|
|2019||MSc Artificial Intelligence, KU Leuven|
|2018||MSc Applied Computer Science, KU Leuven|