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Prof. Dr. Ilona Grunwald Kadow

Principal Investigator


TUM, Neuronal Control of Metabolism


Technical University of Munich
Neuronal Control of Metabolism
Faculty of Animal Sciences
Liesel-Beckmann-Straße 4
85354 Freising-Weihenstephan

Phone: +49 (89) 8161 - 71 - 2491
Fax: +49 (89) 8161 - 71 - 2802


Research Focus

The lab is interested in the neural basis of chemosensory behaviors and decision-making. To this aim, we combine fly genetics, behavioral analysis, electrophysiology, and functional imaging. Ultimately, we wish to understand how species-specific behaviors have evolved – from genes up to the specific neural circuits underpinning them. A project in the lab will deal with mapping of neural circuits, anatomical analysis of neurons, and their requirement in a specific chemosensory behavior.

Primary Technique(s): fly genetics, cell biological, biochemical, and behavioural assays, anatomy, in vivo electrophysiology, imaging

Model Organism(s): fruitfly and mosquito