Functional and integrative properties of nonspiking neurons involved in the control of motor behavior.
Mathematical and computational models of individual neurons of the hippocampus to
understand how computation and synaptic modification occur in these cells.
We study how animals generate rhythmic motor patterns such as walking, swimming, and flying at all levels from individual neurons to neural networks to muscle response to movement.
Comparative methods, ecomorphology, evolution of locomotor performance, & the selective significance of locomotor performance in lizards and birds.
Structural and biomechanical analyses of the vestibular system of the inner ear to understand the way it encodes naturally occurring head movements and send that information to the central nervous system.
Investigating the evolution of life history traits and the conservation biology of long-lived organisms.