General information

The Wagenaar Lab is part of the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. We study the neuronal basis of sensory processing and sensory-guided behavior, with a specific focus on crossmodal sensory integration in the leech and on functional and anatomical circuit mapping.


September 2017. New paper in eLife

Yusuke Tomina’s paper on double-side VSD imaging appeared in eLife. Congratulations, Yusuke!

September 2017. New paper in the Journal of Open Research Software

A short paper describing our “VScope” software for multi-camera image acquisition and electrophysiology has just appeared in J. Open Research Software.

October 2016. Welcome Mária Ashaber

The Wagenaar Lab is happy to welcome our newest member, postdoctoral scholar Mária Ashaber.

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Contact Information

Mailing address: Caltech 139-74
Pasadena, CA 91125
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Phone: +1 (626) 395-8567 (office)
+1 (626) 395-2178 (lab)
Fax: Please email first


Funding for the lab is provided by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke through grant R01NS094403 and by the California Institute of Technology. Past funding came from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund in the form of a Career Award at the Scientific Interface, from the University of Cincinnati and from The Broad Foundations. All support, past and present, is gratefully acknowledged.