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About the Strother Lab

The Strother Lab focuses on questions at the interface between neurobiology and physiology using fishes as model organisms. Our lab is especially interested in understanding processes at multiple levels of organization, from the properties of individual cells up to the responses of the whole animal. Current projects in the lab examine a range of topics, including the effects of stress on animal behavior, nervous control of the cardiovascular system, and sensory physiology. Many of our projects leverage zebrafish larvae as a model system, since their small size, transparency, and genetics toolkit enables unique experimental approaches. Some of the tools used in our lab include in vivo imaging of neuron activity, optogenetics, quantitative behavioral assays, electrophysiology, and computational modeling.

January 2021
Post-doc Ferhat Karakas joins the Strother Lab!
December 2020
Austin Haney publishes paper on zebrafish exploration
October 2019
Dr. Yuriy Bobkov joins the Strother Lab
September 2019
Strother Lab moves to the UF Whitney Lab for Marine Bioscience!
May 2019
Strother Lab receives NSF funds to study Manta Ray filter feeding
September 2018
New article on filter feeding in manta rays in Science Advances
May 2018
Dr. Strother gives talk at Univ. of Florida, Whitney Labs
February 2018
Dr. Strother gives talk at UC-Irvine and at Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
January 2018
New article on behavioral state modulation in PNAS
September 2017
Graduate Student Austin Haney joins the Strother Lab!
April 2017
New article on Drosophila visual pathways in Neuron