Welcome New Faculty Dr. James Strother and lab to Whitney Laboratory
Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Please welcome Assistant Professor of Biology, Dr. James Strother, and his lab to Whitney Laboratory! The Strother Lab is interested in questions at the interface between neurobiology and physiology using fishes as model organisms. His lab focuses on understanding processes at multiple levels of organization, from the properties of individual cells to the responses of the whole animal. To advance this research they employ a wide range of approaches, such as whole-brain imaging, optogenetics, and behavioral experiments. Current projects in the lab examine a diversity of subjects, including neurobiological control of physiological processes and sensory physiology.
William Haney | Ph.D. Student
William "Austin" received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Valdosta State University. He earned his Master’s degree from Valdosta State University studying the biomechanics of how hagfish tie their bodies into knots. He joined Dr. Strother’s lab at Oregon State University two years ago as a Ph.D .student, and has been studying the behavioral neurobiology of stress in fishes. He now continues his PhD in Dr. Strother’s lab at Whitney Laboratory.