Congratulations on the great thesis defense, Yi! We are all very excited about this tremendous achievement!
Yi’s thesis is entitled “The Timescales of Transformation Across Brain Structures in the Thalamocortical Circuit.” Her work is focused on how sensory information is transformed across multiple brain regions, from peripheral sensors, to subcortical structures, to sensory cortex. Specifically, she developed experimental methods for topographically mapping extracellular recordings of neurons in the thalamocortical circuit and a statistical tool for identifying synaptic connectivity from these recordings. She then used these methods to investigate different mechanisms and timescales of sensory adaptation within the thalamocortical circuit. Good work Dr. Liew!