The overall goal of our research is to study the neural basis of vision: how neurons in the brain respond to visual stimuli and lead to visually-guided behaviors; what neural circuits give rise to such function properties; and how these circuits are established during development. We use mice and tree shrews as models, and take an integrative approach that combines in vivo physiology, two-photon calcium imaging, genetics, genomics, behavioral, and computational techniques. Please open the "RESEARCH" tab for details and contact us at (cang at virginia.edu) if you are interested in joining us.