EXROP Projects: Fred Rieke

Fred Rieke


Fred Rieke wants to understand how computations of behavioral importance are implemented by biophysical mechanisms. This issue is particularly tractable in sensory systems, largely because the performance of several such systems reaches or approaches fundamental physical limits. This performance leads directly to precise questions about how the underlying processes work; answering these questions is a challenge for our understanding of sensory transduction, synaptic transmission, and neural coding.

Summer Lab Size:
Local Summer Program: UW Undergraduate Research Program
Program Dates: June 23-August 22, 2014

Scientist Profile

University of Washington
Biophysics, Neuroscience