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Andrea Cuentas-Condori’s research aims to understand how some neurons communicate using two different neurotransmitters rather than one. Dual-transmission is a conserved capacity of neuronal circuits that scientists are just starting to understand at the cellular and circuit levels. Cuentas-Condori will use the compact nervous system of C. elegans to identify strategies that neurons use to organize different populations of synaptic vesicles along a single axon and how dual-transmitter signals integrate to modulate the behavior of a living animal.