Yi-Yun is interested in how animals adapt to the changing environments and how the brain regulates behavioral adaptation. She joined the Halassa lab as a postdoc focusing on building computational models to identify the function of different components in thalamocortical circuitry in shaping decision making in a volatile environment. Before joining the Halassa lab, she acquired her PhD in neuroscience at Cornell University, where she worked with Dr. Melissa Warden in understanding how prefrontal inhibitory neurons modulate defensive behaviors. She has a M.E. in biomedical engineering at Cornell University and a B.S. and a M.S. in physics at National Taiwan University.
Outside the lab, Yi-Yun continues her passions in solving puzzles and experimenting through rock climbing, painting, cooking, and traveling.
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