Dr. Daniel J. Felleman
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
McGovern Medical School
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
The research in my laboratory is directed towards an understanding of the functional organization of visual cortex in monkeys. Neuroanatomical and electrophysiological techniques are used to determine the number of cortical subdivisions involved in visual processing, the patterns of interconnections among these subdivisions, as well as the functional properties of neurons in each subdivision. Similar techniques are used to study the plasticity of visual cortex following retinal injury.
A tutorial in this laboratory would provide experience in many different aspects of cortical physiology and anatomy including surgery and semi-chronic recording from microelectrodes and microelectrode arrays in monkey cortex, optogenetic modulation of cortical activity, neuroanatomical pathway tracing techniques, as well as the applications of 3-D computer graphics to modern neuroanatomy and visual physiology.