Sensory Coding

How are sensory signals detected and encoded by neurons?

Central Transformation

How is sensory information integrated and transformed in the central nervous system?

Motor Control

How is sensory feedback used to guide movement and behavior?

We study these questions in the fruit fly, Drosophila

Flies are smarter than humans, with a brain just the size of a sesame seed.


We make in vivo whole-cell patch clamp recording from genetically labeled neurons.

2-photon Imaging

We use calcium imaging to record from populations of neurons in awake, behaving flies.


We study sensorimotor transformation by quantifying fly behavior.


We use the advanced genetic toolkit of Drosophila to label and manipulate neural circuits.

Interested in joining the lab?

We are looking for students and post-docs