MPI of Neurobiology, Sensory Neurogenetics
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