The brain possesses remarkable abilities to integrate diverse sensory inputs from the outside world and generate appropriate motor commands for voluntary movements. Sensorimotor processing, the process by which the brain establishes a specific relationship between sensory information and motor outputs, is not only fundamental for movement control but also important for complex executive and cognitive functions. Achieving sensorimotor processing requires the perfect coordination of multiple brain regions. Although extensive studies have been devoted to illustrating the specific cellular and circuit mechanisms for sensorimotor processing in these brain regions, the mechanisms of multi-regional computation and coordination remain unclear.
To address these questions, we are studying the multi-regional communication in the context of several sensorimotor behaviors using a combination of anatomical, behavioral, pharmacological, optogenetic, and electrophysiological methods. Our overarching goal is to dissect the anatomical and functional organization of the multi-regional modules in sensorimotor learning and natural behaviors.
We welcome postdoc and PhD applicants from various academic backgrounds who are interested in contributing to our research. Please specify your research interests in your inquiry.