Federico Bolaños

I am a currently a third year Doctoral Student at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science in the Laboratory for Neural Circuits and Genetics under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Benucci. My current project revolves around understanding texture vision in the mouse. I use machine learning to synthesize an arbitrary number of synthetic textures which we then use to probe the mouse visual system.

Previously I did a Master of Science in Neuroscience at UBC under the supervison of Dr. Timothy Murphy where I developed several automated behavioral systems to train mice, and for my final project developed a system to image the activity of two mice simultaneously while they interacted with their whiskers.

Before graduate school, I completed a Bachelor of Science at UBC and graduated in May 2016. My major was Integrated Sciences, with a focus on Computer Science and Neuroscience.

My interests revolve around chronic brain imaging, optogenetics, SBCs, python, machine learning and image analysis. I like automating experiments as much as possible to reduce variability in the data, and decreasing experimenter interaction as much as possible. I also enjoy tinkering with electronics and playing piano.

Me at the Nishina Superconducting Ring Cyclotron during RIKEN Open Day 2019