Eric Press, MSc SPEAKER PhD Candidate, Douglas Altshuler Lab Department of Zoology
Title: Investigating the neural processing of optic flow in flying zebra finches
Eric Press received his Master of Science and Bachelor of Medical Science degrees from the University of Western Ontario in Physiology and Pharmacology. He is currently a PhD candidate in Douglas Altshuler's lab in the Department of Zoology. His work explores the contributions of optic flow circuitry to avian flight. He developed in vivo neural recordings in zebra finches flying in virtual reality environments to explore how optic flow circuits encode self-motion.
Jolan Theriault, MSc
PhD Candidate, Douglas Altshuler Lab
Department of Zoology
Title: The optomotor response varies across the visual field during hovering flight in hummingbirds
Jolan Theriault is a PhD candidate in Douglas Altshuler's lab. She completed a Bachelor of Science (honours with distinction) in Zoology at the University of Calgary, where she studied cardiac muscle physiology in snails. She earned a Masters of Science degree in Zoology at the University of British Columbia, where she worked on muscle physiology and biomechanics in pigeons. In her PhD, Ms. Theriault is using a behavioural approach to study visual guidance and visual neuroscience.
Vision: Molecules, Behaviour, Society Research Excellence Cluster
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, UBC Eye Care Centre (VGH) 2550 Willow Street
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