Georgia Tech Neuro Seminar

"Functionally Stratified Encoding in a Biological Gyroscope"

Bradley Dickerson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Princeton University

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*Lunch provided for in-person attendees

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Research in the Dickerson lab focuses on how motor output is structured by precise sensory input. To do so, they study the flight control circuitry of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. By studying these questions in Drosophila, they can leverage the powerful genetic toolkit available for the mapping, imaging, and manipulation of neural circuits. The lab directs its attention on structures that are unique to flies, known as the halteres, which act as dual-function gyroscopes that help structure the wingstroke. They take an integrative approach, combining in vivo imaging, muscle physiology, and behavior.

Faculty Host: Simon Sponberg, Ph.D.
Student Host: Varun Sharma

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