We research how the brain works (function), how it can change through experience (plasticity) and how to repair brain circuits damaged by injury or disease (regeneration).
Our specific main goals are to:
- Discover strategies for halting and reversing vision loss in blinding diseases.
- Understand how visual perceptions and autonomic arousal states are integrated to impact behavioral responses.
We use a large range of state-of-the-art tools: virtual reality, gene therapy, anatomy, electrophysiology and imaging and behavioral analyses.