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Manuel Zimmer

One of the prime goals pursued by current neuroscientists is to gain a comprehensive understanding of how networks of neurons operate as a single brain to produce sensations, thoughts, and behaviour. This is a challenging endeavour because of the sheer complexity of mammalian nervous systems. To address this problem, we study at our lab the nematode C. elegans which is equipped with a simple and anatomically well-defined nervous system of just 302 neurons. Specifically, we combine worm genetics, quantitative behavioural assays, novel functional imaging techniques, and theoretical modelling to elucidate the neural circuits that control locomotion and chemosensory behaviours.

Group Members

Ulises REY TORNÉ
Oriana Ylida SALAZAR THULA