ABOUT THE LAB: Our lab works on deciphering brain circuits and brain rhythms. Our goal is to understand and manipulate the neural circuits involved in normal behaviors (spatial navigation & sensory perception) and pathological brain states (epilepsy & mental health disorders). We use this careful understanding of circuits to build novel translational therapeutics.
To achieve these goals, we combine human single neuron recordings from patients, in vivo and slice rodent electrophysiology, optogenetics, multiphoton imaging, and intensive development of new analytical and computational neuroscience tools.
I will be joining the University of Michigan in the summer of 2016 to start my lab and am in the process of recruiting talented postdocs, graduate students, undergrads and research technicians.
If you are interested in collaboratively understanding the circuits responsible for rapid and efficient perception and in developing the next generation of brain-machine-interfaces and therapies for epilepsy and other neuropsychiatric disorders, then please get in touch with me at ojahmed AT umich.edu .