Marco Tripodi

The neural circuits and genetics of goal-oriented motion and spatial attention
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We study the organization and function of neural circuits controlling goal-oriented movements in mice.

The project will focus on understanding how animals produce an accurate body-bound map of the surrounding space that can be used to direct targeted movements and which neuronal populations are directly involved in identifying salient positions on such a map.

In order to answer these questions the candidate will use a combination of novel viral approaches, mouse genetics, electrophysiology and behaviour.