Sumiya  Kuroda

PhD Student, Optical Biology

Sumiya joined University College London’s Optical Biology Ph.D. Programme in 2022. He received his bachelor’s degree in medicine from The University of Tokyo in Japan, where he also worked at Yasuyuki Ozeki’s laboratory to develop a label-free imaging technique to map lipids in nerve tissues using stimulated Raman scattering microscopy. In 2021, he started working at Wei-Chung Allen Lee’s laboratory at Harvard University, United States, where he investigated synaptic connectivity patterns underlying the coordination of limb movements by reconstructing premotor circuits from an electron microscopy dataset of the adult Drosophila ventral nerve cord.

For his Ph.D. study, he is interested in developing new optical technologies to map the function and connectivity of neural circuits that underlie decision-making.