- Molecular Biology
- Computational Neuroscience
Brody at Princeton University. After completing my Ph.D. in the lab of Dr. Roberto Malinow back in 2006, where I studied the trafficking of AMPA-type glutamate receptors and dendritic spine morphology during Long-term Potentiation (LTP) on CA1 pyramidal cells in the hippocampus, I decided to expand my understanding of the brain by moving to the systems / behavioral level. Currently I am working on a series of projects centered around the perception and processing of temporal information that span the range from molecular to behavioral, with a few theory projects on the side. These include mapping brain-wide expression of Immediate Early Gene mRNA as a surrogate to locate regions of elevated neuronal activity during cognitively demanding tasks, using genetic algorithms to model simple neural circuits that can solve complex tasks, and examining human and rat performance on temporal judgment tasks.