Darlene Archer

 Darlene  Archer


  • Graduate Student
  • Neuroscience Graduate Group
  • Usrey Lab


Hi, I’m Darlene Archer, a graduate student in the Usrey lab. Before joining the UCD Neuroscience Graduate Group, I spent several years researching visual attentional selection and individual differences in working memory capacity. During this time, I became interested in the interplay between bottom-up and top-down attentional processes and the dynamic relationship between ascending and descending pathways interconnecting the visual thalamus and cortex.  As a way of gaining insight into the interplay between these connections, I am currently focusing on the function of corticogeniculate feedback and using electrophysiology and optogenetics to study its role in visual processing.