Research topic: neural plasticity and behavior: from neuronal networks to behaving animals; Invertebrate models in neuroscience.
Research methods: Behavioral observations and analysis, Electrophysiology, Computer modeling and simulations, Molecular biology, Immunohistochemistry, and more.
Main projects in the lab include:
- Insect locomotion: neural generation, coordination and control – from biology to robotics
- Neural mechanisms of rhythmic behavior: central pattern generating circuits
- Locusts and their density-dependent phases: a model for behavioral and neurobiological plasticity
- Bio-inspired technological applications (collaborative projects with engineering, Mathematics, and more)