[ONOS Seminar Series] Professor. Michael Economo: Linking transcriptomics, connectomics, and circuit function in the mouse motor system
Decades of research in neuroscience, control theory, and robotics has provided a rich theoretical framework for the control of movements. Much less is known about movements are controlled mechanistically at the level of cells and circuits in the mammalian brain. Confronting this knowledge gap requires the development of new approaches for dissecting neural circuits across molecular, structural, and functional domains. My talk will focus on our efforts to develop new technologies for understanding neural circuit function and how we’ve applied them to reveal new insights into motor system function.