Welcome

Welcome to the Kao Lab. My name is Mimi Kao, and I am an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Tufts University!

The primary goal of our laboratory is to understand the neural mechanisms by which experience shapes behavior. In particular, we are interested in how the brain controls movement and how experience guides the performance and modification of learned motor skills. To approach these questions, we combine behavioral, neurophysiological, and computational approaches to investigate the neural mechanisms underlying vocal learning in songbirds.

If you are interested in collaborating or working in the lab, please let us know.