Training Opportunities in Olfaction and Computational Neuroscience
Urban Lab Projects: (e-mail Dr. Urban firstname.lastname@example.org for more details)
Projects may involve in vitro whole cell recording, fluorescence imaging of calcium transients, multiunit recording from anaesthetized mice, MEG recording of human subjects, studies of olfactory behavior in mice, computer simulations.
- Physiological investigations of the circuitry of the mammalian main and accessory olfactory bulb.
- Dendritic integration in the main and accessory olfactory bulb.
- Experience-dependent changes in olfactory bulb circuitry.
- Simulations of lateral inhibition in the olfactory bulb.
- Computational and physiological mechanisms of oscillations and synchrony in the olfactory system.
- Neural mechanisms of decision making.
Programs and Funding
I am affiliated with the following PhD programs
- CMU Department of Biological Sciences
- Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP)
- Program in Neural Computation (CMU)
Students in any of these graduate programs can rotate in or do PhD work in my lab.
Undergrads wanting a summer research experience work in my lab through participating in the following summer programs, or just by contacting me.
- CMU Summer undergraduate research program (SURP), which is funded by:
- CNUP summer undergraduate research program
- Program in Neural Computation Undergraduate Program (Contact Nathan Urban)
Undergrads wanting information on neuroscience coursework can look at the biology department website
- Undergraduate Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon
- Neuroscience Track in Biological Sciences Major
Our work involves interactions with a number of collaborators, including: