All sensory perception and every movement, as well as feelings, memories and motivation, arise from the bustling activity of many millions of interconnected cells in the nervous system. The ultimate function of this elaborate network is to generate behavior. My research seeks to understand how animal brains transform sensory information and internal state into fine-tuned behavioral responses. My group uses zebrafish, taking advantage of the optically transparency and genetic access that this model organism offers.

Awards and Achievements

  • Sloan Fellowship in Neuroscience
  • Klingenstein Award
  • Max Planck Society Scientific Member
  • EMBO Member
  • Honorary Professor at LMU