Melissa S Armstrong
Research areaComparative Physiology
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
My thesis focuses on studying visual pathways in the brain during free flight using a combination of electrophysiology, optogenetics, and panoramic virtual reality environments that track avian flight while manipulating visual stimulus.
Thanks to my background in fine art and design, I am also interested in data visualization and science communication. Diversity and women in STEAM advocate.