Principal Investigator: Professor Mikko Juusola
M.D. (General Medicine), 1993, University of Oulu, Finland
PhD. (Neurophysiology), 1993, University of Oulu, Finland
Docent of Neurophysiology, 1995, University of Oulu, Finland
Alberta Heritage Foundation Medical Research Fellow, University of Alberta, Canada, 1993-1994
Postdoc, Dalhousie University, Canada, 1994-1996 (Andrew French's lab)
Postdoc, University of Cambridge, 1996-1997 (Hugh Robinson's lab)
Academy of Finland Research Fellow and PI, University of Cambridge, 1997-1999
Royal Society University Research Fellow and PI, University of Cambridge, 1999-2005
Royal Society University Research Fellow and PI, University of Sheffield, 2005-2007
Reader, University of Sheffield, 2005-2012
Visiting Professor and PI, State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University, China, 2008-
Professor of Systems Neuroscience, University of Sheffield, 2013-
I study how animals see and behave, typically concentrating on information processing in the eye and brain circuits of an established genetic model organism, Drosophila. In my research, I use a broad multidisciplinary systems approach that combines theory with experiments. Our laboratory develops and refines methods for in vivo electrophysiology, 2-photon calcium imaging, fly genetics, mathematical analysis, biophysical modelling and behavioural studies and uses them to quantify neural mechanisms and dynamics that contribute to visual perception and behaviours.
Besides science, I much enjoy hiking in the Peak District with my wife and kids.