Big questions. Big data sets. Big results.
The Yttri lab interrogates the functional interactions of the motor circuit that lead to behavior through several novel techniques:
- Behavioral (reaching task in a mouse, quantitative open-field locomotion, Parkinson’s disease models)
- Physiological (50, 100 and 1000 channel electrodes, blue and red shifted channel rhodopsins, closed-loop stimulation)
- Computational (dynamical systems analyses of neural population activity and machine learning-based categorization of behavior)
These methods allow us sample and manipulate the neural activity of multiple areas simultaneous in our effort to understand the mechanisms of motor behavior and movement diseases
Yttri Lab in the news:
05.30.18 – Congrats to the ‘Deep Nets’ team for winning the CMU Neurohackathon using our lab’s dataset of reaching / hundreds of simultaenously recorded cortical and striatal neurons!
03.07.18 – Congrats to Parley Belsey – winner of the CMU Open Science Logo Competition
Now accepting rotation students and postdocs !!!