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SENSORY BEHAVIORS IN PARASITIC nematodes
We study the neural basis of sensory-driven behaviors in parasitic nematodes and the free-living model nematode C. elegans. Our research lies at the interface of parasitology and neurobiology. The overall goals of our research are to understand how parasitic worms use sensory cues to locate and infect human hosts, and how sensory neural circuits are modulated to drive experience-dependent and context-appropriate behaviors.