Mechanisms of episodic memory formation

November 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Daniel Dombeck; hosted by Court Hull

Daniel Dombeck is an associate professor of neurobiology at Northwestern University. His lab is interested in the cellular and circuit mechanisms responsible for the neuronal activity that allows mammals to navigate and find their way to specific destinations. To accomplish this, they develop and apply novel optical and genetic techniques to perform cellular and subcellular resolution imaging and manipulation of neuronal population activity in mice navigating in virtual reality environments. By understanding the navigation circuitry, they hope to extract general principles about neuronal population dynamics in behaving mammals.