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Senior Investigator

Rich Krauzlis, Ph.D.

Building 49 Room 2A50

Bethesda MD 20892-4435
Office: (301) 496-2455

Fax: (301) 402-0511

Rich Krauzlis earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and doctorate in Neuroscience from UC San Francisco, in Steve Lisberger's laboratory. After postdoctoral training with Fred Miles and Bob Wurtz at the National Eye Institute, he was recruited to the Salk Institute in 1997, where he was promoted to Full Professor in the Systems Neurobiology Laboratory. In 2011, Rich returned to the NEI as a Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research and Chief of the section on Eye Movements and Visual Selection. Work in Rich's laboratory is aimed at understanding the brain mechanisms that link motor control to sensory and cognitive processing, using a variety of techniques to manipulate and monitor neural activity. Rich's vita includes papers on pursuit and saccadic eye movements, physiological studies of the superior colliculus, cerebellum, and cerebral cortex, psychophysical studies of visual motion perception and visual attention, and computational modeling of eye movements.

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  • Fabrice Arcizet, Ph.D.
    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Amar Bogadhi, Ph.D.
    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Anil Bollimunta, Ph.D.
    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • James Herman, Ph.D.
    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Lupeng Wang, Ph.D.
    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • 1) Hafed ZM, Lovejoy LP, Krauzlis RJ. (2013)
  • Superior colliculus inactivation alters the relationship between covert visual attention and microsaccades.
  • Eur J Neurosci
  • 2) Krauzlis, R.J., Dill, N., and Fowler, G.A. (2012)
  • Dissociation of pursuit target selection from saccade execution.
  • Vision Res Dec1, 74, 72-9
  • 3) Zenon, A., and Krauzlis, R.J. (2012)
  • Attention deficits without cortical neuronal deficits.
  • Nature, 489(7416), 434-7
  • 4) Goffart, L., Hafed, Z.M., and Krauzlis, R.J. (2012)
  • Visual fixation as equilibrium: evidence from superior colliculus inactivation.
  • J Neurosci, 32(31), 10627-36
  • 5) Nielsen, K.J., Callaway, E.M., and Krauzlis, R.J. (2012)
  • Viral vector-based reversible neuronal inactivation and behavioral manipulation in the macaque monkey
  • Front. Sys. Neurosci, 6, 48
  • 6) Nummela, S.U., and Krauzlis, R.J. (2011)
  • Superior colliculus inactivation alters the weighted integration of visual stimuli
  • J. Neuroscience, 31, 8059-8066
  • 7) Hafed, Z.M., and Krauzlis, R.J. (2010)
  • Microsaccadic suppression of visual bursts in the primate superior colliculus
  • J. Neuroscience, 30, 9542-9547
  • 8) Nummela, S.U., and Krauzlis, R.J. (2010)
  • Inactivation of primate superior colliculus biases target choice for smooth pursuit, saccades, and button press responses.
  • J. Neurophysiol., 99, 1743-1757
  • 9) Lovejoy, L.P., and Krauzlis, R.J. (2010)
  • Inactivation of the primate superior colliculus impairs covert selection of signals for perceptual judgments.
  • Nature Neuroscience, 13, 261-266
  • 10) Hafed, Z.M., Goffart, L., and Krauzlis, R.J. (2009)
  • A neural mechanism for microsaccade generation in the primate superior colliculus
  • Science, 323, 940-943
  • 11) Lovejoy, L.P., Fowler, G.A., and Krauzlis, R.J. (2009)
  • Spatial allocation of attention during smooth pursuit eye movements
  • Vision Res., 49, 1275-1285
  • 12) Hafed, Z.M., Goffart, L., and Krauzlis, R.J. (2008)
  • Superior colliculus inactivation causes stable offsets in eye position during tracking
  • J. Neuroscience, 28, 8124-8137
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