Joseph R. Fetcho

Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior, College of Arts and Sciences/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Contact Information

W103 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 254-4341

Joseph R. Fetcho

Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior, College of Arts and Sciences/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Expertise

Neuronal control of movement; zebrafish; development and function of neural circuits; hindbrain; spinal cord; imaging the structure and function of neurons in intact animals

Current Research Interest

Principles of organization of neuronal circuits in the spinal cord and hindbrain

Distinction

National Institutes of Health Jacob Javits Award
National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award
American Association for the Advancement of Science
McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award
Grass Foundation Forbes Lecturer
Victor Hamburger Lecturer

Selected Publications

Koyama, Minoru, Francesca Minale, Jennifer Shum, Nozomi Nishimura, Chris B. Schaffer, and Joseph R. Fetcho. “A Circuit Motif in the Zebrafish Hindbrain for a Two Alternative Behavioral Choice to Turn Left or Right." eLIFE 5 (2016): e16808.

Kinkhabwala, Amina, Michael Riley, Minoru Koyama, Joost Monen, Chie Satou, Yukiko Kimura, Shin-ichi Higashijima, and Joseph R. Fetcho. "A Structural and Functional Ground Plan for Neurons in the Hindbrain of Zebrafish." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108 (2011):1164-9.

Cornell Research Website Article

NeuroNex—a Radical Collaboration

Cornell Research Website Video

Learning to Navigate Risks