Welcome to the lab of Eric Tytell in the Department of Biology at Tufts University.

We study the biomechanics, fluid dynamics, and neurophysiology of locomotion. Our work includes studies of how water moves around fish as they are swimming, measurements of how muscles can help them respond to changes in the environment, examinations of the sensory systems that detect the changes,  and research on the neural circuits that control locomotion and respond to those changes. We use experimental measurements, physical models, and computational simulations to study the feedback loops that include these systems.

Join the lab! We’re looking for one PhD student to join the lab in Fall 2023, and we’re always looking for motivated undergraduates interested in neuromechanics research. See more details here!