Aug 21 - Prof. Pavan Ramdya, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Event Date
August 21, 2018 3:00pm
Discovery Building – Orchard View Orchard View Room, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison

Morgridge Multiscale Imaging Seminar Series

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reverse-engineering animal behavior using flies, models, and robots

Prof. Pavan Ramdya, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Coffee and cookies will be provided.

Pavan Ramdya is interested in how animal behavior diversifies, evolves, and can be artificially engineered. He received his PhD in Neurobiology from Harvard University in 2009 and then performed Postdoctoral work at EPFL, UNIL, and Caltech in Robotics, Neurogenetics, and Integrative Neurobiology, respectively. His laboratory at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, is leveraging computational, engineering, and optical microscopy approaches to investigate how neural population dynamics, gene expression, and experience sculpt behavior in Drosophila melanogaster.