Liz Jun

Neuroscience IDP
motor system, neural dynamics, computation, compositionality, freely-moving studies


How does a complex network of neurons work together to orchestrate precise control of all the muscles in your body to produce a seemingly simple movement you take for granted, such as reaching for a bag of hot cheetos? As a neuroscience PhD student in the Brain Interfacing Lab, I'm interested in how a biological network performs computations through studying population dynamics. Specifically, I'm studying how motor cortical dynamics produce computations that control movement. I'm also interested in how neural dynamics observed in simplified, constrained experimental paradigms commonly imposed in the lab generalize to the neural dynamics of performing tasks and producing complex behaviors out in the real world. Outside of the lab, I enjoy spoiling my cats, making foodie recipes, hanging with friends and family, and eating hot cheetos.