Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Engineering
New York Stem Cell Foundation – Robertson Investigator
Helen Wills Institute of Neuroscience Graduate Program
Phone: 510-664-7994282 Li Ka Shing
Berkeley, CA 94720
Our lab seeks to understand the neural basis of complex spatial and acoustic behaviors in mammals. To do so, we use one of the most spatially and acoustically sophisticated mammals on our planet – the echolocating bat. In the spatial domain, we take advantage of the bat’s ability to elegantly navigate during high-speed flight and under varying levels of spatial complexity. In the acoustic domain, we use the bat’s sonar (echolocation) and social communication signals to understand how these are learned and later used during natural behavior. We further develop a wide range of neurotechnologies for enabling our neural investigations.