Dr. Carey Y. L. Huh works with A. Prof Sunil Sandhi in the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior. She is studying how circuits in the brain are affected by sensory challenges such as visual deprivation during development, and how neural dysfunctions can be restored in adulthood. A better understanding of this topic is key to finding a cure for visual disorders such as amblyopia. To study neural responses at various levels of the visual system, she is currently employing in vivo two-photon calcium imaging, a powerful technique that allows monitoring of activity in hundreds of neurons simultaneously.
Carey was recently awarded a Pediatric Ophthalmology Career Starter Grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, “A Masonic Charity”, sponsored by Grand Encampment of Knights Templar. Before UCI, she held postdoc positions at UC Berkeley with Prof. Dennis Levi and Stanford University with Prof. Shaul Hestrin. Carey’s goal is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the link between neural activity and behavior to gain insights into both how a normal brain works and what goes awry when disease strikes.