My research interest is in systems neuroscience. For years, I have been tackling the question of how neurons receive sensory inputs, communicate both locally and globally, and eventually guide our behavior.
The hippocampus plays an important role in navigation and spatial memory. At present, it remains unclear how the result of hippocampal spatial memory processing is shared with the rest of the brain. A prime substrate for providing the link is the subiculum, which sends divergent output projections to a variety of brain regions. Thus, I record and study electrophysiological signals of hippocampal CA1 and the subiculum in freely moving rats using custom designed hyperdrive, carrying tens of tetrodes or silicon probes.
|since 2013||Postdoctoral Scientist, NERF|
|2009–2013||Postdoc, University Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Germany|
|2009||PhD, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany|
|2000–2005||Research assistant as military service, Academia Sinica, Taiwan|
|2000||MSc, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan|
|1998||BVetMed, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan|