The goal of the Keays lab is to answer important questions in sensory and developmental neuroscience. We do this by relying on creative experimental design, that is complemented by a reductionist mindset that pays unrelenting attention to detail.
We are focused on three questions:
1. How do animals detect magnetic fields?
2. How do mutations in microtubules and their associated proteins cause neurodevelopmental disease?
3. Why do monotremes have different brains? and senses?
In tackling these questions we adopt an inter-disciplinary approach employing a broad range of genetic, molecular, and cellular tools.