Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Celine Cen

Studying Selective Attention in the Somatosensory Cortex of Mice

The ability to control attention enables adaptive behaviors by facilitating selective processing of the most important information in the environment. By training mice to perform goal directed behavior we aim to quantitatively measure the effects of selective attention on neural activity in specific cell classes. The project will involve multiple experimental approaches including 2-photon calcium imaging, optogenetics, and quantitative sensory behavior.

Message To Sponsor

Thank you for supporting my summer research! Your contribution allows me to pursue my interest in research and further develop my personal laboratory skills. I have learned and grown so much this past year through URAP, thank you for helping me continue to grow as a researcher. 
Major: Molecular and Cell Biology
Mentor: Dan Feldman, Deepa Ramamurthy, Molecular and Cell Biology
Sponsor: Chandra Fund
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