I am studying the olfactory bulb to determine how the brain processes and decodes odor information.
My thesis work concentrates on deciphering the nature and function of top-down inputs from the olfactory cortex to the olfactory bulb, and how they are regulated. I use in vivo electrophysiology, optogentic, fiber photometry and behavior to record and manipulate top-down inputs, as well as to study the impact of top-down inputs on the olfactory bulb circuit and odor association learning. I also combine mouse genetics and state-of-the-art circuit-tracing techniques to gain knowledge over the cellular identity of the projecting cells within the olfactory cortex circuit.
My global interest in Neuroscicence is to use cutting-edge techniques to decipher how neuronal circuits in the brain codes and decodes information