A large focus of our lab is the study of navigating choices in space. All mobile animals track the locations of prey, predators, mates and competitors. Many animals do this using olfaction, our current focus in this area. Our new funding to study this behavior in diverse species will allow us to study this behavior in humans, pet dogs, cockroaches, terrestrial mollusks and hermit crabs, working closely with mouse and fly neuroscientists as well as computational neuroscientists. Our goal is to identify the universal algorithms used by animals to navigate in space using odors.