Akihiro Yamaguchi

Ph.D. Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Physics
New York University

I study Physics and Systems Neuroscience at New York University. In Professor Marc Gershow's Lab, I apply experimental physics techniques to study neuronal activity in fruit fly larvae.
Before joining Physics Ph.D. program at NYU, I went to the University of Colorado Boulder, where I graduated with a BA in Physics.


I am interested in how the collection of neurons generate patterns of activity that translate into behaviors. In order to study the neuronal basis of behavior, I'm developing a new optical tool - random access two-photon microscopy using acousto-optic deflectors (AOD) - to record multineuronal activity in a freely behaving Drosophila larva.

2022/3/14-18: Presented our work at APS March Meeting in Chicago (Oral). (Session B03: Neural Systems I)

2021/8/2-20: Attended the interacive track of Neuromatch Academy Deep Learning, an online school for Deep Learning.

2021/3/23: Our work was published on Optics Letters: Compact and adjustable compensator for AOD spatial and temporal dispersion using off-the-shelf components.

2020/7/13-31: Attended the interacive track of Neuromatch Academy, an online school for Computational Neuroscience.

2020/2/24-26: Attended Nemonic workshop in UC Santa Barbara.

2019/10/1-5: Presented our work at Neurobiology of Drosophila in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. (Poster)

2019/3/5: Presented our work at APS March Meeting 2019 in Boston (Oral).

2018/7/30-8/24: Participated in Santa Barbara Advanced School of Quantitative Biology (Summer Research Course) at Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, UC Santa Barbara.

2018/4/16-18: Presented our work at NYU Neuroscience Retreat. (Poster)

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Gershow Lab
Center for Soft Matter Research
Department of Physics
New York University
726 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, USA

Email: akihiro(dot)yamaguchi(at)nyu(dot)edu