The different research lines in my lab all converge on understanding the mechanisms underlying information dissemination in the brain. Our results on visual information processing shed light on how populations of neurons collectively encode information and how neural circuits compute behavioral outputs.
I pursued my doctoral research with Alexander Borst at the Max-Planck Institute of Neurobiology focused on dissecting small neural circuits in the motion detection system of the Blowfly visual system. As a postdoctoral fellow with Richard Masland at Harvard Medical School and then Botond Roska at the Friedrich Miescher Institute, I investigated how local circuits in the mouse retina are organized to perform cell type specific computations.
The labs current research focuses on delineating multi-synaptic circuits that span brain regions, linking the first stages of visual processing in the retina with activation of behavior by subcortical brain structures.
|since 2013||NERF Principal Investigator|
|2007–2012||Postdoc, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland|
|2005–2007||Postdoc, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA|
|2005||PhD, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany|
|2001||MSc, University of Toronto, Canada|
|1998||BSc, University of Toronto, Canada|