Blegdamsvej 3, 2200 København N.
Jared Cregg, an Assistant Professor in Ole Kiehn’s lab, is working to understand how motor actions are organized at the behavioral level. Behavior is characteristically complex, yet ultimately manifests as specific motor instructions within output circuitries of the spinal cord. Uniquely, the brainstem serves as vital conduit through which information passes from higher-order circuits to ‘command lines’ that relay these instructions to spinal motor networks. Understanding how specific brainstem command lines are used during behavior is a major goal of his research. In Ole Kiehn’s lab, Jared is using optogenetics, calcium imaging, electrophysiology, and cell-type- and projection-specific viral tracing to understand how higher-order networks interface with brainstem command lines to execute specific behaviors.
Jared Cregg received his PhD in Neurosciences (2018) from Case Western Reserve University.