Bio-X Affiliated Faculty, Seed Grant Committee Member

What makes one's brain a brain? Dr. Shaul Druckmann's lab is interested in elucidating the relationship between behavior and the underlying neuronal circuit structure and neural population dynamics. They combine theoretical and data analysis approaches to understand the unique computational style of the brain.

The lab's research goal is to understand how dynamics in neuronal circuits relate and constrain the representation of information and computations upon it. They adopt three synergistic strategies: First, they analyze neural circuit population recordings to better understand the relation between neural dynamics and behavior, Second, they theoretically explore the types of dynamics that could be associated with particular network computations. Third, they analyze the structural properties of neural circuits.