Our Research

Our lab studies sensory biology, including mechanosensation, thermosensation, chemosensation, photosensation and nociception. We focus on:

  • Sensory transduction: Identifying novel sensory receptors and channels that sense temperature, touch, chemicals and light, and investigating how they regulate sensory signaling and behavior
  • Sensory processing: Identifying neural circuits and synaptic mechanisms underlying sensory behavior and drug dependence
  • Sensory regulation of aging and longevity