Position title: Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Phone: (608) 265-2744
M.S. in Biophysics, Peking University, Beijing, China
Ph.D. in Systems Neuroscience, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Postdoctoral in Systems Neuroscience, Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA
Postdoctoral in Systems Neuroscience, University of California, San Francisco, CA
I have a long-standing interest in understanding how activity in neuronal networks gives rise to visual perception and visually guided behavior. My laboratory employs an integrated approach of electrophysiology, psychophysics, and computational modeling to investigate the neural underpinning of perceptual grouping, image segmentation, and the principles of population neural coding in vision. We conduct neurophysiological experiments and measure the electrical activities of neurons in the visual cortex during behavior. We also conduct psychophysical studies on visual perception involving human subjects. Based on the neural data collected in our experiments, we perform quantitative data analysis and computational modeling to interpret the results and to make testable predictions for further experimental investigation.
Research Key Words:
Vision, Visually Guided Behavior, Systems Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Perception
All scientists, students, and teachers should be able to conduct research, learn, teach, and interact with each other without having to overcome discrimination. My laboratory provides an inclusive, equal, supportive, friendly, and scientifically stimulating environment for all lab members to help them develop into skillful, confident, collaborative, and at the same time independent thinkers and researchers, regardless of their background.