Tom Mrsic-Flogel

Professor of Neuroscience & Director
+44 (0) 20 3108 8190

Research in Tom’s lab aims to understand the fundamental principles of neural circuit organisation and how this relates to the computations that support sensory and behavioural function, by focussing on sensory processing in the visual cortex and connected brain areas. They use a wide variety of techniques including two-photon calcium imaging, in vitro and in vivo whole-cell recordings, optogenetics, genetic labelling and anatomical tracing, single-cell transcription profiling, visual behavioural tasks, and computational modelling.
 
Tom is also Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, with a vision to develop a unique institute in which experimental and theoretical neuroscientists join forces to generate major conceptual breakthroughs in the understanding of brain function. He is committed to finding new, collaborative approaches to scientific research and is most excited by opportunities to bring groups of people together to achieve ambitious projects.