The Wagenaar Lab is part of the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. We study the neuronal basis of sensory processing and sensory-guided behavior, with a specific focus on crossmodal sensory integration in the leech and on functional and anatomical circuit mapping.
The Wagenaar Lab is happy to welcome our newest member, postdoctoral scholar Pegah Kassraian-Fard.
The Wagenaar Lab is happy to welcome our newest member, postdoctoral scholar Sébastien Hayoz.
Update (August 2019): Both positions have been filled. (Regardless, exceptional self-funded candidates will still be considered.)
We are looking for up to two postdoctoral scholars to work
on reconstructing the connectome of leech
ganglia from which we have recorded the activity of all the neurons
during a variety of behaviors. This work has the potential of
establishing a unique data set documenting how neuronal connectivity
patterns underlie multiple specific motor programs and the behavioral
selection between them. Please contact Daniel
Wagenaar for more information. A position is also available for a
highly qualified and motivated graduate student. For more details,
The detailed protocol for the experiments in Yusuke Tomina’s recent eLife paper appeared today in Bio Protocol. (The full text and videos can be downloaded without creating an account from my Publications page.)
Drew Lehmkuhl and Arun Muthusamy’s joint first-author paper on neuronal responses to sensory stimuli from water waves appeared in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Congratulations, Drew and Arun!
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Funding for the lab is provided by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke through grant R01NS094403 and by the California Institute of Technology. Past funding came from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund in the form of a Career Award at the Scientific Interface, from the University of Cincinnati and from The Broad Foundations. All support, past and present, is gratefully acknowledged.