Welcome to the Ramdya Lab
We aim to identify how biological neural circuits control behavior to better understand the mind and how to build more adaptive artificial controllers.
We pursue this work using the insect, Drosophila melanogaster. Flies generate complex behaviors, have numerically small nervous systems with stereotyped connectivity, and are rapidly genetically modified.
In our studies, we use functional imaging, behavioral tracking, genetic manipulations, computational, and mathematical models.
17-11-22: The lab was awarded an SV iPhD grant for Deep Learning in Neuroscience