Ishani, Sharon and Gucky presented posters at Cosyne 2022.
Rudy gave a talk on World Wide Neuro – ‘Connecting structure and function in early visual circuits’
Gucky’s web app is live! https://share.streamlit.io/gucky92/dreyeapp/main/app.py It’s a user friendly add on to the drEye package https://dreye.readthedocs.io/en/latest/index.html, which Gucky built to design chromatic stimuli given an arbitrary set of sensitivities and light sources. See our preprint below. Give it a try and give him feedback!
Matthias P. Christenson’s preprint is now available at bioRiv. Co-authored by S.Navid Mousavi, Sarah L. Heath and Rudy Behnia – Exploiting color geometry for visual stimulus design across animals.
Getting our hands dirty to celebrate the end of 2021.
Jessie and Jacob’s work is now out in Current Biology: Flexible filtering by neural inputs supports motion computation across states and stimuli.
Check out the Q&A with the first co-authors and Rudy: Solving a Mystery 60 Years Old: How Insect Vision Detects Motion and the great dispatch by Kathy Nagel Motion vision: Pinning down motion computation in an ever-changing circuit.
Congratulations to Dr. Jessie Kohn on successfully defending her thesis!
Welcome to Ishani Ganguly from the NBB program who has now officially joined the Behnia and Litwin-Kumar labs!
Welcoming new lab members. Celebrating grant and papers!
Welcome to Jasmine Stone from the NBB program, who will be rotating in the lab this fall.
Welcome to Atsuko Adachi who has joined the lab as the Senior Staff Associate.
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Heath on successfully defending her thesis!
Welcome to Abby Wood from the NBB program, who will be rotating in the lab this spring.
Jessie and Jacob’s work on motion computation is now live on bioRxiv!
Welcome to Ishani Ganguly, who will be rotating in the lab from NBB program Theory track.
Welcome to Sharon Su, who will be rotating in the lab this spring.
Welcome to Andrew Po Fung Liu, who will be rotating in the lab this spring.
Welcome to Irene Margarit, who is a Master’s student in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University who will be working in the lab this year.
Welcome to Shravan Karthik, who is a Master’s student at Columbia University who will be working in the lab this year.
Welcome to Nova Qi, from the Integrated Doctoral Program who will be rotating in the lab this fall.
Social distancing lab picnic and farewell to Tommy who is returning to Hong Kong.
Welcome to Nick Manfred, who is an undergrad at Columbia University, who will be working in the lab this year (remotely).
The lab reopens, partially.
Welcome to Rhythm Sharma, our new lab manager! Best wishes to Melba, who will be moving on to the Salzman lab at the Zuckerman Institute.
Curious Minds: How do flies see in color? Featuring Matthias Christenson and Sarah Heath on Zuckerman Institute website.
Video posted by National Science Foundation featuring Matthias Christenson and Sarah Heath.
Lab lockdown, only essential personal can be in the lab to maintain animals.
Welcome to Jon Kasdin from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program who is doing a rotation in the lab this semester.
Welcome to Tommy Lam, a student from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) who is our new intern.
Our paper investigating peripheral color circuits in the fly brain is out today. Check out the nice write up about this work on the Zuckerman website. Congratulations to all the authors, especially Sarah and Matthias!
Celebrating the acceptance of our paper!
Our paper “Circuit mechanisms underlying chromatic encoding in Drosophila photoreceptors” is now on bioRxiv.
Lab picnic in Central Park!
Congratulations to Sarah Heath on being awarded an NSRA Fellowship!
Rudy was named 2019 Pew Scholar.
Welcome to Sami Mollard and Michael Sander, students in the Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program at École Polytechnique, who are interning in the lab this Spring and Summer.
Happy International Day of Women & Girls in Science!
Enjoying a nice lunch out celebrating all of our accomplishments!
Congratulations to Jessica Kohn on being awarded a Gilliam Fellowship for Advance Study from HHMI and an NSRA Fellowship!
Rudy receives the McKnight Foundation Neuroscience Scholars Award.
Welcome to Elie Oriol, a student in the Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program at École Polytechnique, who is interning in the lab this Spring and Summer.
Our review on matched filters in neural circuits for vision and their modulation is out. Read it here.
Members of our lab, Jacob Portes and Jessica Kohn will be hosting a community outreach event on Wednesday, April 18th called “Late Night Science” Come join us!
New year, new building! We have officially moved into our beautiful new space in the Jerome L. Greene science center: https://zuckermaninstitute.columbia.edu/jerome-l-greene-science-center
Rudy is now a member of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science http://kavli.columbia.edu/members.
Celebrating the new year with a hands on pottery class!
Welcome to Álvaro Sanz-Diez, who just joined the lab as a postdoctoral researcher!
Welcome to Matthias Christenson from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program, who just joined the lab!
Rudy was named Grossman-Kavli Scholar.
Welcome to Matthias Christenson from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program, who is rotating this Spring and Summer.
We were recently featured in an article by Columbia News!
Welcome to Jean Fatien, a 3rd year student in the Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program at École Polytechnique, who is interning in the lab this Spring and Summer.
Welcome to Marissa Applegate and Sana Chintamen from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program, who are rotating this Winter.
Touring our future lab spaces in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center:
Our 2-photon microscope is now up and running! A test run:
Welcome to Jeremy Chang, our new research assistant.
Welcome to Jessica Kohn, who just joined the lab.
Welcome to Alex Whitebirch from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program, who is rotating this Summer.
The Behnia lab is featured on the Zuckerman Mind Brain and Behavior Institute website.
Welcome to Sarah Heath, who is now officially the first graduate student of the Behnia lab!
A big welcome to rotation students Jessica Kohn and Sarah Heath! Both from the Neurobiology and Behavior Doctoral Program.