Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy and Committees on Neurobiology and Computational Neuroscience.
My interests focus on the neuromechanics of locomotor systems, their development and evolution. I'm particularly interested in hindbrain and spinal cord neural circuits that drive paired fin movements and axial bending of the body. We use morphology, physiology and behavior to examine how sensorimotor systems are organized and function. While most of our work is in the zebrafish, a great genetic model system, we are pursuing significant efforts in non-model organisms to explore specialized functional systems, like lungish limbs, and address questions of nervous system evolution.