Kristina Penikis, PhD
Dr. Penikis's research interests center on information processing by sensory systems. She's used various techniques, including animal behavior, electrophysiology, and optogenetics, to investigate neural coding by populations of neurons in the olfactory bulb and in the auditory cortex. Her research contributes to understanding the neurobiological bases of perceptual abilities, such as identifying odors, parsing speech, and enjoying music. While her current focus is on teaching, she plans to maintain and build collaborations with research labs at WVU and beyond.