Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Goodman's lab studies the molecular events that give rise to the sensation of touch and temperature using C. elegans nematodes as a model system. To do this, they use a combination of quantitative behavioral analysis, genetics, in vivo electrophysiology, and heterologous expression of ion channels. They also collaborate with the Pruitt group in Mechanical Engineering to develop and fabricate novel devices for the study of sensory transduction.