Faculty Profile: Holmes, Todd
|Faculty Information||Lab Information (Packet Type, Course Title, & Department)||Location|
Department: SOM - Physiology & Biophysics
|D340 Medical Science I|
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.