I now mentor two laboratories, one at Yale and the second at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology in Seoul. This position is for the lab in Seoul.
I have focused on two rather different areas. The first is the development of improved genetically encoded voltage indicators (GEVIs) and the second on understanding olfactory perception in the mouse. This position is for working in the second area. The experiments are long and difficult but can be very rewarding. The perceptions we would like to address are odor accommodation, recognition, and concentration invariance of odor recognition We have been measuring brain activity using wide-field and 2-photon imaging with voltage and calcium sensitive dyes and voltage and calcium sensitive proteins. A recent publication in this area is given below.
I have worked on developing optical methods for monitoring brain activity since 1970, first working on voltage sensitive dyes and more recently on genetically encoded voltage indicators (GEVIs). Since 1990 we have simultaneously applied these sensors to the study of neurobiological problems.