The specific research will focus on midbrain-cerebellar circuitry related to visuomotor control of flight in hummingbirds, zebra finches, and pigeons. Techniques will involve some combination of electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, optogenetics, and free flight tracking in virtual reality environments. Experience in these specific topics is not as important as an interest in mechanisms of animal behaviour and expertise in data analysis and manuscript composition. The research will be supervised by Doug Altshuler. Applicants should send a single PDF document containing a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.
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