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Mala Murthy, PhD
HHMI Faculty Scholar / 2016–Present
Mala Murthy, MD, PhD


Princeton University

Research Summary

Mala Murthy is studying how the brain modulates behavior in response to dynamic sensory cues, using the acoustic communication system of fruit flies as a model. Flies use acoustic signals during courtship, and she is characterizing the neural activity underlying both the patterning of courtship song structure in males and the processing of song in females.