David Mudd 4th Year Doctoral Student, Brains & Behavior Fellow
My research currently includes examining the molecular mechanisms underlying the topographic mapping of the retinotectal pathway of rodents, and the compensatory mechanisms which reconfigure the map following perinatal brain trauma. I also study the molecular triggers underlying regulation of critical period plasticity in visual pathway development. I greatly enjoy bringing new electrophysiological and histological techniques into the lab, and designing new assays to better measure our sensory and behavioral responses.
My research investigates the effect of visual deprivation or perinatal brain trauma on development and maintenance of visual acuity, using behavioral assays.
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