Gonzalo De Polavieja
Cajal Institute, Madrid ES
De Polavieja lab, at the Cajal Institute, studies basic questions in behavior, including the rules of decision-making in groups, behavioral individuality and aggregation. The lab approaches include building new theories and testing them experimentally in zebrafish and humans using a variety of techniques from Neurobiology, Behavioral Ecology, Molecular Biology and Sociology. The lab is also developing new tools to improve the quality of behavioral data and its analysis and adapting new technologies to study behavior. Gonzalo is PhD in Physical Sciences. He worked at the Child Group (Oxford UK), the Laughlin Lab (Cambridge UK) and made short stays at William Bialek lab, at Glanzman lab and at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.