2021 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: undeclared
Mentor: Karl Deisseroth (Bioengineering and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences)

“Probing Synaptic Plasticity Mechanisms Underlying Learning”

The goal of Victoria’s project is to investigate synaptic and neural circuit plasticity mechanisms underlying learning behavior. To achieve this, Victoria is helping to train live mice in a virtual reality learning task. She will help to optically record neural and synaptic changes as the mice perform their tasks. Victoria is studying behavioral tasks, learning about microscopy and relevant theory, while coding in MATLAB to examine the neural and behavioral changes that occurred during learning.