About Vivek Venkatachalam
Professor Venkatachalam’s group develops tools to measure and manipulate whole-brain activity in freely-behaving animals.
The Institute develops imaging tools to highlight chemical processes – enabling clinicians to better diagnose and treat disease.
Studies of the neurophysiology of C. elegans from its birth to adulthood, which reveals the detailed relationship between the developing nervous system and the animal behavior. Advanced neurotechnology and microscopy techniques are used to measure large populations of neurons in freely behaving animals, while simultaneously recording their movements and motor decisions.