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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Mimi Kao

Assistant Professor of Biology
Mimi Kao

Mimi Kao

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office phone: 617-627-0395
Lab phone: 617-627-0894
Campus: Medford
Office: 200 Boston Avenue - Suite 2101
Laboratory: 
200 Boston Avenue
Education: 
AB, Human Biology & East Asian Studies, Stanford University
AM, Regional Studies, East Asia, Harvard University
PhD, Neuroscience, University of California - San Francisco
Postdoctoral Training, University of California - San Francisco
Research synopsis: 

The primary goal of our laboratory is to understand the neural mechanisms by which experience shapes behavior. In particular, we are interested in how the brain controls movement and how experience guides the performance and modification of learned motor skills. To approach these questions, we combine behavioral, neurophysiological, and computational approaches to investigate the neural mechanisms underlying vocal learning in songbirds.

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