How exteroceptive and self-motion cues govern place cell activity and perceived location


  • Dr Julija Krupic

    University College London

Project summary

Julija will begin her Fellowship in Professor John O'Keefe's lab at UCL, where she has developed a two-photon microscope integrated with a virtual environment to simultaneously image the activity of hundreds of hippocampal CA1 cells. She plans to investigate how place cell activity guides an animal’s behaviour and its perception of self-location. Julija will then move to the Salk Institute in California to work in collaboration with Professor Ed Callaway, where she will use monosynaptic pseudo-rabies virus-tracing techniques to unravel how connectivity affects the functional properties of place cells.