Dr. Kevin L. Briggman

Director, Computational Neuroethology
Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (caesar)
Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, 53175 Bonn, Germany

Phone +49 (0) 228 9656-101



Curriculum vitae Dr. Kevin L. Briggman

Research Interests

Our research is based on an interdisciplinary approach which encompasses behavioral analysis, cellular resolution imaging of neuronal populations, 3D electron microscopy and computational modelling to understand how circuits in the nervous system control animal behavior. The long-term goal of the Department of Computational Neuroethology aims to develop models of neural circuits which take into account behavioral variability. Such models should ultimately serve to predict a certain behavioral outcome from the neuronal activity pattern observed in an animal’s brain.

5 most important publications

1. Ding H, Smith RG, Poleg-Polsky A, Diamond JS, Briggman KL. (2016) Species-specific wiring for direction selectivity in the mammalian retina. Nature, 535: 105-110.

2. Pallotto M, Watkins PV, Fubara B, Singer J, Briggman KL. (2015) Extracellular space preservation aids the connectomic analysis of neural circuits. Elife, 4:e08206.

3. Helmstaedter M, Briggman KL, Turaga SC, Jain V, Seung HS, Denk W. (2013) Connectomic   reconstruction of the inner plexiform later in the mouse retina. Nature, 500(7461): 168-174.

4. Briggman KL, Helmstaedter M, Denk W. (2011) Wiring specificity in the direction-selectivity circuit of the retina. Nature, 471(7337): 183-188.

5. Briggman KL, Abarbanel HDI, Kristan WB Jr. (2005) Optical imaging of neuronal populations during decision-making. Science, 307(5711): 896-901.