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Research overview

I study the neural control of locomotion in Drosophila larvae. Work in the lab is highly integrative, involving everything from genetics to anatomy to electrophyisology and live imaging to animal behaviour. Since the Drosophila nervous system shares many of the same molecular genetic building blocks observed in spinal networks, our work is well positioned to provide insights and foundations for work in vertebrates.

Teaching activity

Spring 2015: Module Organizer, PN4231, University of St Andrews

2015-2017: Co-Director, Drosophila Neurobiology summer course, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, U.S.A

2012-2015: Co-founder, Co-director, CrawFly Neurophysiology course for educators, Cornell University, U.S.A.

Industrial relevance

Industry Collaborators:

ADInstruments, Dunedin, N.Z.

Cairn Research, Kent, U.K.

Academic/Professional Qualification

1999 - BA Colby College, U.S.A

2009 - PhD Brandeis University

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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