Sandeep Robert Datta, M.D., Ph.D.

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Sandeep Robert Datta obtained a B.S. in molecular biochemistry and biophysics from Yale University in 1993, and an M.D. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2004. After working as a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University with Richard Axel, he joined the Harvard Medical School Department of Neurobiology in 2009. His lab focuses on understanding how sensory cues — particularly odors — are detected by the nervous system, and how the brain transforms information about the presence of salient sensory cues into patterns of motivated action.

Current Project: Discovering repeating neural motifs representing sequenced behavior

Past Project: Decoding internal state to predict behavior

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