The goal of our laboratory is to build a multi-scale model that describes how a living brain interacts with its environment. To achieve this task, we study the brain of the larval zebrafish since it is the only genetically accessible vertebrate with a brain small enough to be observed in toto and at a cellular resolution while the animal is still alive.
Our lab uses two primary approaches:
Detailed kinematic analyses of larval zebrafish to understand the algorithms that are implemented during goal-directed behaviors
Brain wide calcium imaging to identify and describe the circuits that transform sensory information into behavioral responses