I'm a scientist at the Allen Institute of Brain Science, working with Nuno da Costa and Clay Reid. My interest is in understanding the detailed wiring of the brain, synapse by synapse, and how it contributes to function in large networks of neurons. These days, I'm working on mammalian cortex, but I used to work in the Drosophila larva since it's an excellent system to simultaneously map structure, function, and behavior. Cortex helps you think though, so it's interesting too. I got here by way of research into physics and network theory, through which I discovered just how much remains totally unclear about how brains work.

On the side, I'm extremely interested in data visualization, art, very good and very bad movies, and natural wine (whatever that means).

email: [ caseys at alleninstitute dot org ]