General information

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.

NEWS

August 2019. Welcome Pegah Kassraian-Fard

The Wagenaar Lab is happy to welcome our newest member, postdoctoral scholar Pegah Kassraian-Fard.

August 2019. New paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology

Annette Stowasser’s paper quantifying visual processing in the leech has appeared in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Congratulations, Annette!

July 2019. Welcome Sébastien Hayoz

The Wagenaar Lab is happy to welcome our newest member, postdoctoral scholar Sébastien Hayoz.

May 2019. The lab is hiring!

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, please see this poster (pdf).

March 2018. New protocol in Bio Protocol

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.)

February 2018. New paper in JEB

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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Contact Information

Mailing address: Caltech 139-74
Pasadena, CA 91125
USA
Email address: daw@caltech.edu
Phone: +1 (626) 395-8567
Fax: Please email first

Funding

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.