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I'm a postdoctoral researcher in the Fetcho lab at Cornell University.  I study fundamental principles that guide the development and function of neural circuits, using larval zebrafish.  

In my current project, I'm investigating the strategies used by the developing nervous system to guide synaptic connectivity - specifically, the degree to which these strategies rely on neuronal positioning.  Is normal positioning critical for circuit formation?  Can mis-placed neurons still incorporate into functional circuits?  And what can these investigations teach us about brain evolution and neurological disease?