Faculty

Department of Neurobiology
We study neural coding and computation from a theoretical perspective with particular emphasis on probabilistic reasoning and decision making under uncertainty, complex behavioral modeling, computational models of cortical circuits and...
Department of Neurobiology
We use theoretical models of brain systems to investigate how they process and learn information from their inputs. Our current work focuses on the mechanisms of learning and memory, from the synapse to the network level, in collaboration...
Anita Disney
Department of Neurobiology
The goal of the research in my lab is to determine the role(s) that neuromodulators play in cognition – and by what circuit mechanisms and spatial and temporal scales they subserve those functions. Our primary focus is on the noradrenergic...
Department of Neurobiology
My laboratory studies how the retina processes visual scenes and transmits this information to the brain. We use multi-electrode arrays to record the activity of hundreds of retina neurons simultaneously in conjunction with transgenic...
Kevin Franks
Department of Neurobiology
Lindsey Glickfeld
Department of Neurobiology
That a picture can be worth a thousand words relies on the power of the visual system. In order to divide the labor of this task, the visual cortex is organized into specialized modules that process distinct features. My lab uses the mouse...
Jorg Grandl, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology
Ion channels can be activated (gated) by various stimuli such as chemicals, voltage, pressure and temperature. We develop novel biophysical techniques to identify mechanisms of ion channel function.
Department of Neurobiology, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Research in my laboratory concerns how sensory and motor systems work together, and how neural representations play a combined role in sensorimotor and cognitive processing (embodied cognition). Most of our work concerns the interactions...
Court Hull
Department of Neurobiology
We study neural circuits in the rodent cerebellum involved with motor timing, coordination, and learning. Our approaches include high-speed multiphoton imaging from cerebellar neurons in vivo during behavior, extracellular and...
Boris Kantor
Department of Neurobiology
Kantor Lab, the Duke University Viral Vector Core, facilitates the use of virus-mediated tools for gene transfer by investigators across diverse fields of study such as systems neuroscience, stem cell biology, metabolism, aging, cancer...
Department of Neurobiology, Department of Ophthalmology
We study how neural circuits devoted to specific visual processing tasks arise during development of the retina, and the consequences for circuit function when development goes wrong. The tools of mouse genetics are central to our approach...
Department of Neurobiology
We investigate how the brain learns motor skills, and how we use what we see to guide how we move. Our approaches involve studies of eye movements using behavior, neural recordings, and computational analysis. Our work is done on behaving...
Department of Neurobiology
Dr. Lo's laboratory focuses on the translation of basic neuroscience research into the identification new drug candidates and targets for neuropsychiatric diseases including Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, stroke, and glaucoma...
Department of Neurobiology
The goal of this laboratory is to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying epileptogenesis, the process by which a normal brain becomes epileptic. The epilepsies constitute a group of common, serious neurological...
Department of Neurobiology
Our broad research goal is to understand the neural mechanisms by which experience guides learning, behavior, and perception. Our group explores the structure and function of sensorimotor circuits important to learned vocal communication...
Eva Naumann, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology
The Naumann lab's goal is to understand how neural circuits across the entire brain guide behavior and how individuality manifests within these circuits. To dissect such circuits, we use the genetically accessible, translucent zebrafish to...
Department of Neurobiology
Miguel Nicolelis, M.D., Ph.D., is the Duke School of Medicine Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, Duke University Professor of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering and Psychology and Neuroscience, and founder of Duke's Center for...
Extension of long axons is essential for the formation of connections in the developing nervous system, and for effective regeneration of pathways interrupted by traumatic injury, stroke, or other insults in the adult CNS. This laboratory...
Department of Neurobiology
My lab studies neural circuit basis of sensory perception and motor action. Specifically we are interested in determining functions as well as mapping the meso-scale connectivity of neural circuits involved in (1) voluntary movements; (2)...
Anne West
Department of Neurobiology
The long term goal of our laboratory is to understand at a cellular/molecular level how neuronal activity regulates the formation and maturation of synapses during brain development, and ultimately to use genetic model systems to...
Department of Neurobiology
Our lab is interested in understanding the neural basis of simple decision-making processes. We use Drosophila egg-laying site selection as our model system. To understand how the Drosophila brain assesses and ranks the values of egg-...