Bio-X Graduate Student Fellow

Awarded in 2020
Home Department: Applied Physics
Faculty Advisors: Karl Deisseroth (Bioengineering and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences), Surya Ganguli (Applied Physics), and David Sussillo (Electrical Engineering)

Research Title: Optimal Optogenetic Control of Neural Dynamical Systems

Research Description: YoungJu is pursuing a tight integration of experimental and theoretical neuroscience by combining holographic optogenetics with computational tools. Through this interdisciplinary approach, he aims to establish a general framework for system identification and optimal control of neural population dynamics and animal behavior. He integrates optical, genetic, and computational techniques in behaving mouse models to achieve this goal.