Biomechanics, Neurobiology, and Behavior

The Biomechanics, Neurobiology, and Behavior Group pursues distinct interests, with a special emphasis on motor learning and control, biomechanics, circadian rhythms, neurogenesis and neural regeneration. Experimental animals run the gamut from jellyfish and termites to guinea fowl and human subjects. Research threads include the social behavior of insects, the neural architectures underlying rhythms, movement and goal-directed behaviors in humans and model organisms, and adult neurogenesis and neuronal regeneration in teleost fish. Our research programs are relevant to a variety of health concerns, including age-based disturbances in daily rhythms as well as neurological and traumatic injury resulting in dysfunctional movement control. Members of the group have broad funding support, have authored textbooks, hold patents and have embarked on such pioneering endeavors as creating DARPA-funded biomimetic robots and genetic tools for a newly emerging model organism, the axolotl. Research results are published in highly ranked journals, including Science, Nature, Nature Neuroscience and PNAS. The depth and breadth of our group provides unique opportunities for prospective students in terms of expertise, collaborations and an environment that encourages the formulation of novel research projects.
Fred C. Davis
Fred C. Davis
Professor
203 E Mugar Building
617.373.4039
f.davis@neu.edu
James Monaghan
James Monaghan
Assistant Professor
404 Mugar Building
617.373.6539
j.monaghan@neu.edu
Recent Publications
Dagmar Sternad
Dagmar Sternad
Professor
503 Richards Hall
617.373.5093
dagmar@neu.edu
Recent Publications
Gunther Zupanc
G√ľnther Zupanc
Professor
134 Mugar Building
617-373-2260
g.zupanc@neu.edu