Principal Investigator: Dr. Kartik Venkatachalam
Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
University of Texas Health Sciences Center-Houston
Every organism needs to adapt to changes in its environment to ensure optimal growth and survival. In eukaryotes, the nervous system is responsible for gathering and processing information concerning changes in both the internal and external environments. In our laboratory we take a multi-tiered approach to study how the nervous system develops, and allows animals to make optimal decisions in a complex and ever-changing environment.