Sasha N. Zill, PhD
Phone: (304) 696-7384
Our research is a labor of love that has as its context understanding how the nervous system generates motor behaviors. It can be argued that nervous systems evolved in animals to allow for sensible decisions to be made in generating and adapting motor actions. Sense organs provide the information needed for making these modifications. The animals we have studied are arthropod invertebrates, and most work in the lab is done on sense organs of insects that detect mechanical forces (mechanoreceptors).