Troy’s research is focused on understanding how the activity of cells and circuits contribute to sensory representation, decision-making and behaviour. The lab utilises a variety of in vivo and in vitro methods including electrophysiology and imaging in behaving mice, which, when combined with viral tracers, can be used to identify both local and long-range connectivity profiles of target populations. At present the lab’s primary interest focuses on the role of the retrosplenial cortex, given its widespread projection profile into primary sensory areas such as the visual cortex. In addition, the lab is interested in how sensory experience and life history alter the properties of cortical cells and the extent to which this impacts their sensory function.
Troy is also Associate Director of the SWC, and enjoyed the challenge of building the Centre from its beginning to ensure the best possible facilities were provided. He works with the Director, Chief Scientific Officer and Centre Manager to manage operations across the building and support the science carried out.