leslie sibener

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I'm currently a graduate student in Columbia's Neurobiology and Behavior PhD program, and joined the Costa lab in June 2017. My project focuses on thalamostriatal projections, and how they contribute to behavior. The thalamus has one of the largest excitatory projections into the striatum, but little is known about how the thalamus actually helps mediate action learning and execution. I plan to investigate this pathway using 2-photon imaging during behavior.