Alejandra Boronat
Postdoctoral Student
National Instute of Child and Human Development, NIH
Bethesda, MD USA

Areas of Expertise:
Neuroscience, sensory coding

Research Organisms:
Manduca Sexta


Research Focus:

Since 2017 I have been working as a postdoctoral fellow in Mark Stopfer´s laboratory at the National Institutes of Health, where I study neural processing of gustatory information in the moth, Manduca sexta. My long-term research interests involve a comprehensive understanding of how neural circuits underlie perception and behavior using a combination of innovative and classic approaches like genetic manipulations, statistical modeling, electrophysiology, and behavioral analysis, applied to simple organisms.