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Welcome to the Ramdya Lab

We are part of the Brain Mind Institute and the Interfaculty Bioengineering Institute in the School of Life Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL).

We aim to :

1) Identify how biological neural circuits control behavior and use these concepts to build better robots

2) Determine how biological neural circuits can be genetically engineered to synthesize and alter behavior

We pursue this work using the insect, Drosophila melanogaster. Flies generate complex behaviors using six limbs and wings, have numerically small nervous systems, and are easily genetically modified.

In our studies, we use functional imaging, electrophysiology, behavioral tracking, genetic manipulations, computational modeling, and robotics.

Latest news

18-11-20: Florian was awarded an Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowship

18-11-17: The lab was awarded an SNSF Eccellenza Grant

18-09-26: Pavan was elected a Board Member in the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence

18-09-19: Our VNC imaging manuscript was accepted for publication in Nature Communications

18-08-08: Victor Lobato Ríos received a Conacyt PhD Scholarship

18-07-07: Pavan was elected to the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence

18-06-01: Victor Matsuda was awarded a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship

18-05-09: Laura was awarded an EPFL Innovators Scholarship

17-11-22: The lab was awarded an SV iPhD grant for Deep Learning in Neuroscience

17-11-15: The lab was awarded an SNSF R’Equip grant

17-09-29: The lab received an SNSF Project grant