Student: Kasra Zarei, Graduate Student in Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa
Faculty Advisor: Bernd Fritzsch
Automated Image-Based Quantification of Tadpole Swimming Behavior
Through our previous work, we have developed an automated system to record tadpole swimming behavior (mainly focusing on the C-start escape response) using a high-speed imaging apparatus. This work has enabled us to behaviorally differentiate tadpole models with varied symmetric and asymmetric gravity-sensing input that controls motor function. The present work seeks to expand on our results by performing fully automated image-based quantification of tadpole swimming behavior.