Eve Marder, PhD, is a Professor of Life Sciences at Brandeis University. She will be giving the 2019 Ted Jones History of Neuroscience Lecture.
Dr. Marder studies the modulation of neural networks. The Marder lab is interested in is the extent to which similar circuit outputs can be generated by multiple mechanisms, both in different individual animals, or in the same animal over its life-time. The crustacean stomatogastric nervous systemy is used to study central pattern generating circuits, which are groups of neurons found in vertebrate and invertebrate nervous systems responsible for the generation of specific rhythmic behavior,s such as walking, swimming, and breathing.