The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology in Austria is where IGERT fellow Kyra Burnett spent her summer

September 15, 2016

Even in the simplest of animals, the brain is still considered a complex organ due to its dynamic signaling processes.

During the summer of 2017, Kyra studied with Manuel Zimmer’s lab, at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology in Austria and their primary focus involves understanding how neural circuits in the brain process information and generate behavior. Using C. elegans as model, they use fast volumetric imaging with the spinning disk confocal to capture the neural activity of these worms. Kyra’s project involved further understanding complex neural dynamics at the sensory level in C. elegans by analyzing how various sensory modalities affect sensory neural networks and information flow.