Initially, Avery investigated cortical proprioception computations in primates with Krishna Shenoy with the goal of understanding how the brain integrates proprioceptive information into movement planning and execution. He then switched organisms to study fruit flies in the Clandinin Lab. In this system, he hopes to leverage the significant genetic tractability of the fly to understand computations integrating sensory information throughout the brain and across various neural states. When not in the lab, Avery can usually be found wandering art museums, moshing in concert venues, and hiking throughout national parks, mercilessly making photographs along the way. Currently, he has far more photographic publications than academic ones. Avery plans to leverage neural networks to help characterize the way that flies (and their brains) behave in an unbiased way.