Faculty Profile: Holmes, Todd

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Holmes, Todd
Lab Contact:
Todd Holmes
tholmes@uci.edu
(949) 824-0006
A CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS
Department: SOM - Physiology & Biophysics
D340 Medical Science I

Research Description

Circadian Rhythms. My laboratory has developed pioneering approaches for understanding neural circuits and whole animal behavior. We focus on unraveling the functional operations of neurons in vivo with the goal of understanding integrative neural function from molecules to behavior. Recently, we have discovered a novel phototransduction mechanism that occurs directly in neurons that rapidly modulates electrical excitability. Other recent projects include modeling human neurodegenerative diseases using Drosophila as a model system.

Requirements to Participate

Student interview; Freshman or Sophomore Standing Preferred; Must also commit summer hours.
COURSE COMPLETION: BIO 194

Time Commitment per Week

10 hour minimum

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Student presentation and Lab meeting attendance.