PiN Faculty Member - Bence Ölveczky, PhD

Bence Ölveczky, PhD

Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Harvard University
Northwest Labs, Room 219.30
52 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: 617-496-9114
Visit my lab page here.

We are interested in how motor skills are learned and generated by the brain. We study this in rodents, generalist motor learners with the capacity to master a variety of different motor tasks. We have developed a unique experimental infrastructure to address these questions, including a fully automated high-throughput training system for rodents that can be combined with continuous long-term neural and behavioral recordings. We use this together with sophisticated circuit dissection tools (optogenetics, pharmacogenetics etc), as well as functional imaging of targeted neuronal populations, to arrive at a mechanistic description of how the mammalian brain learns and executes motor skills.

Last Update: 9/16/2020


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