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Katherine Nagel

Katherine Nagel, PhD

Neuroscience Institute

Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology

systems, cognitive, & computational neuroscience

The Nagel lab uses the fruit fly Drosophila to study how the brain transforms sensory stimuli into motor actions, in particular how neural circuits combine stimuli of different modalities to generate purposeful goal-directed movement.  We use a combination of quantitative behavior, whole-cell 
electrophysiology, genetic manipulations, and computational modeling to investigate this question at behavioral, algorithmic, circuit, and synaptic levels.





Academic office

Science Building, 435 East 30th Street

11th Floor, Room 1102

New York, NY 10016

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Vice Chair of Educational Programs, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology

PhD from University of California, San Francisco

Hamid, Aisha; Gattuso, Hannah; Caglar, Aysu Nora; Pillai, Midhula; Steele, Theresa; Gonzalez, Alexa; Nagel, Katherine; Syed, Mubarak Hussain

Current biology. CB. 2024 Feb 05; 34(3):473-488.e6

Chen, Jiakun; Stork, Tobias; Kang, Yunsik; Nardone, Katherine A M; Auer, Franziska; Farrell, Ryan J; Jay, Taylor R; Heo, Dongeun; Sheehan, Amy; Paton, Cameron; Nagel, Katherine I; Schoppik, David; Monk, Kelly R; Freeman, Marc R

Neuron. 2024 Jan 03; 112(1):93-112.e10

Steele, Theresa J; Lanz, Aaron J; Nagel, Katherine I

Journal of comparative physiology. A. Neuroethology, sensory, neural, & behavioral physiology. 2023 Jul; 209(4):467-488

Zhu, Yunlu; Auer, Franziska; Gelnaw, Hannah; Davis, Samantha N; Hamling, Kyla R; May, Christina E; Ahamed, Hassan; Ringstad, Niels; Nagel, Katherine I; Schoppik, David

Cell reports. 2023 Jun 01; 42(6):112573

Suver, Marie P; Medina, Ashley M; Nagel, Katherine I

Current biology. CB. 2023 Feb 27; 33(4):780-789.e4

Matheson, Andrew M M; Lanz, Aaron J; Medina, Ashley M; Licata, Al M; Currier, Timothy A; Syed, Mubarak H; Nagel, Katherine I

Nature communications. 2022 Aug 08; 13(1):4613

Nagel, Katherine

Current biology. CB. 2021 Dec 06; 31(23):R1523-R1525

Currier, Timothy A; Matheson, Andrew Mm; Nagel, Katherine I

eLife. 2020 Dec 30; 9: