Before joining UCL, I completed my PhD study at Michigan State University, where I studied human vision – including visual perception, attention and working memory - through behavioral and neuroimaging techniques. Currently at UCL, my research focuses on the cortical mechanisms of vision at different levels, from neuronal to population to behavioral level. I’m particularly interested in topics related to retinal disease, such as glaucoma and higher-level visual function, e.g., visual selective attention and working memory.
In the Visual Plasticity Lab, my research focuses on 1) how glaucoma impacts the cortical processing of space and features in animal models, and 2) investigating the potential for plasticity in visual processing following experimentally induced glaucoma and its indications for human treatment. By leveraging the powerful 2-photon calcium imaging technique, we hope to significantly deepen our understanding of these key issues in visual neuroscience at the neuronal level – the fundamental building blocks of visual processing. Ultimately, my goal is to synthesize the great knowledge we learned into a unified model for visual information processing from the eye to the brain and to the behavior.