Sensorimotor Integration and Learning

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Our laboratory uses a combination of cortical physiology, psychophysics, and computational modeling to study how the brain flexibly and adaptively integrates information for movement control. We are focused on discovering the physiological mechanisms and computational principles by which information is processed in cortical sensorimotor circuits and how sensorimotor experience continually reshapes these circuits.

The lab is part of the UCSF Center for Integrative Neuroscience and the Department of Physiology at the University of California San Francisco. We are part of the following research centers and graduate programs:

Lab Members

Principal Investigator

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Office: NS 514G
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Jgm.jpg Joseph Makin
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Jeo.jpg Joseph E. O'Doherty
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Ays.png Azadeh Yazdan-Shahmorad
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Bluesmile.png Mariana Cardoso
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Graduate Students

Cad.jpg Camilo Diaz-Botia
UCSF & UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Program in Bioengineering
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Co-advised with Michel Maharbiz, UC Berkeley
Das.jpg Daniel Silversmith
UCSF & UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Program in Bioengineering
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Diana photo.jpg Diana Avalos
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Research Staff

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Lp.jpg Lindsey Presson
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Jdr.jpg Julien Rechenmann
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Postdocs PhD Students Master's Students Research Staff

Sen Cheng
Jiwei He
Matthew Fellows
Marina Kurgansky
Maria Chiara Simani
Timothy Verstynen
Xingtao Zhao

Maria Dadarlat
Kate Derosier
Leah McGuire
Helen Shen
Samuel Sober

Julien Rechenmann

Blakely Magliaro
Juliana Milano
Nan Tian