My curiosity in the computational power of principal neurons, and their roles in information processing and sensory integration, led me to pursue a position in the Wachowiak Lab. My favorite activities include everything there is to do in the mountains.
I am interested in olfactory learning and memory, and focusing on neuromodulation, especially in cholinergic system. I have received Ph.D. at Kensaku Mori lab. in the U. of Tokyo through the research of brain state dependent change of the olfactory system. Later, I have worked as a postdoc with Matt Wachowiak and Michael E. Hasselmo and finished the research of intrinsic properties and rebound spikes in the medial entorhinal cortex in vivo at Boston U., then rejoined Wachowiak lab in 2015.
I study the contributions of individual cell classes to sensory processing in the olfactory system, with a specific focus on inhibitory interneurons. I received my Ph.D. in 2016 from Carnegie Mellon University, where I trained in electrophysiology and computational modeling under Nathaniel N. Urban. I joined the Wachowiak laboratory in October 2016 as a postdoctoral fellow to train in neural imaging and behavioral manipulations.
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