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Brain and Neuronal Structure and Function in Drosophila

Gerald Rubin pursues anatomy-driven science to reveal principles of how the brain gathers, stores, and processes information. Rubin and his team develop advanced tools and methods to find, map, and analyze the neuronal circuits underlying learning and memory, sleep regulation, visual perception, and female-female aggression in Drosophila. The team, with other Janelia researchers, is contributing to efforts to define a precise wiring diagram – or connectome – of the fly nervous system and to produce a set of genetic reagents for manipulating individual neuronal cell types. Making resources available to other scientists is also a primary objective of the Rubin Lab.

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