Dr Albert Cardona


University position

Reader

Dr Albert Cardona is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Departments

Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Institutes

Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Email

ac2040@cam.ac.uk

Home page

https://albert.rierol.net (personal home page)

Research Themes

Systems and Computational Neuroscience

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Interests

To study the relationship between circuit structure and function, we must know the synaptic connectivity that defines the circuit structure, observe the activity of the neurons in the circuit over time, study how the pattern of activity can change through neuromodulation, and discover the causal relationship between the neurons of the circuit and the behaviors that the circuit governs. And with these data, we can formulate models on the basis of synaptic connectivity that can capture the circuit dynamics, and that can explain how the circuits produce the observed behaviors, and then test these models experimentally. We do all of the above and more in the Drosophila larva, an organism with about 12,000 neurons and an outstanding genetic toolkit for observing and manipulating the activity of its neurons.

Research Focus

Keywords

connectomics

Drosophila

electron microscopy

electrophysiology

software engineering

Clinical conditions

Genetic disorders

Equipment

Compute vision, image processing, machine learning, computational modeling, electrophysiology, software engineering.

Microscopy

Collaborators

Cambridge

Marta Zlatic

United Kingdom

Stefan Pulver Web: https://risweb.st-andrews.ac.uk/portal/...

International

Chris Doe Web: https://ion.uoregon.edu/content...

Jan Funke Web: https://www.janelia.org/lab/fun...

Volker Hartenstein Web: https://www.mcdb.ucla.edu/Researc...

Stephan Saalfeld Web: https://www.janelia.org/lab/saa...

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