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Tufts University School of Medicine

Mimi Kao

Assistant Professor of Biology
Programs: Neuroscience
Laboratory: 200 Boston Avenue

Mimi Kao

Assistant Professor of Biology
Programs: Neuroscience
Laboratory: 200 Boston Avenue

Phone 617-627-0395
Lab phone: 617-627-0894
Office: 200 Boston Avenue - Suite 2101
Campus: Medford

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Education

  • AB, Human Biology & East Asian Studies, Stanford University
  • AM, Regional Studies, East Asia, Harvard University
  • PhD, Neuroscience, University of California - San Francisco
  • Postdoctoral Training, University of California - San Francisco

Research synopsis

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.