The Katz lab
Studying the neural basis of behavior in the nudibranch,
Our lab studies the neural basis of natural behavior. We use nudibranch molluscs because they perform simple stereotyped behaviors and have brains with fewer than 10,000 neurons, many of which are individually identifiable.
The Berghia Brain Project
With the support of an NIH BRAIN U01 award, we are developing tools for the nudibranch, Berghia stephanieae to perform high throughput analysis of its brain and behaviors. The Berghia BRAIN Project is in collaboration colleagues at other universities. Here is the external website for that the Berghia BRAIN project.