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JC
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Biology
Office location and address
183 Gilmer Hall
485 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S., Peking (Beijing) University, 1996
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2001
Postdoctoral, University of California San Diego, 2001-2002
Postdoctoral, University of California San Francisco, 2003-2006
Midbrain circuits for perceptual decision-making
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
May 01, 2021 – April 30, 2024
Critical Period Plasticity and Binocular Matching in the Visual Cortex YR10-13
Source: U.S. NIH Eye Institute
March 01, 2020 – February 29, 2024
AS-BIOL Motion Processing in the Superior Colliculus
Source: U.S. NIH Eye Institute
September 01, 2020 – August 31, 2023
Integration of visual information and behavioral modulation in the superior colliculus - K99 Award on Behalf of Elise Laura Savier
Source: U.S. NIH Eye Institute
June 01, 2021 – May 31, 2023
AS-BIOL Visual Signal Transformation in the Retinocollicular Pathway
Source: U.S. NIH Eye Institute
December 01, 2017 – August 31, 2020
Critical Period Plasticity and Binocular Matching in the Visual Cortex
Source: U.S. NIH Eye Institute
May 01, 2018 – February 29, 2020
PSYC 3559: New Course in Psychology
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of psychology.
NESC 3559: New Course in Neuroscience
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of neuroscience.
PSYC 3590: Research in Psychology
Credits: 2–3
An original experimental project is undertaken in which each student is responsible for the design and operation of the experiment. S/U grading. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 14 credits of psychology and instructor permission.
NESC 3985: Current Topics in Neuroscience II
Credits: 3
Current developments in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience will be examined, from molecular neurobiology through cognitive neuroscience. Instruction will be based on readings of original literature, presentation of original and new data from Neuroscience faculty and attendance of seminar talks as part of the Neuroscience Graduate Seminar series. Prerequisite: Major in Neuroscience.
NESC 4245: Neuroscience through the Nobels
Credits: 3
Will study Nobel prize winning discoveries that shaped our understanding of the nervous system; explore the original experimental basis for these discoveries; and learn about the Nobel laureates. This course will enable students to acquire a deeper understanding of fundamental principles in Neuroscience, to familiarize with various research techniques, and to develop a sense of history of Neuroscience research.
PSYC 7240: From Molecules to Mind - Molecular Genetics for Neuroscientists
Credits: 3
The goal is to provide students with foundations in genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology that are necessary and helpful for research in quantitative neurobiology of behavior. It will be team-taught by faculty in the IDF cluster. Each faculty member will lead lectures/discussions on topics of their expertise. A special emphasis will be placed on introducing the molecular and genetic methods that are used in modern neuroscience research.
PSYC 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Thesis
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
PSYC 9501: Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
Independent laboratory research undertaken with advisor. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory and can be repeated. Instructor permission required.
PSYC 9502: Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
Independent laboratory research undertaken with advisor. Graded and can be repeated. Instructor permission required.
PSYC 9503: Topical Research
Credits: 1
In person independent laboratory research undertaken with advisor. Graded and can be repeated. Instructor permission required.
BIOL 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
PSYC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
NESC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
PSYC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
NESC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, under the supervision of a dissertation director.