Postdoctoral Research Associate
Living Systems Institute
Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD
I am interested in the neuronal mechanisms by which animals change their behavior in response to external stimuli. In particular, I focus on the ciliomotor nervous system of marine invertebrates.
2020 PhD, Shimoda Marine Research Center, University of Tsukuba
2017 MSc, Shimoda Marine Research Center, University of Tsukuba
2015 BSc, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Science, Hirosaki University
2020- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter
Organisms change their behavior in response to a multitude of external stimuli. Different stimuli impinging on different senses are often integrated in non-linear ways by excitable single cells or the nervous system of animals. The mechanisms and diversity of such multisensory integration are incompletely understood. I propose to study multisensory integration and neuronal circuitry in ciliated larvae of marine invertebrates.