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Investigating the Neural Networks of Learning in Drosophila melanogaster

Semester: Spring 2024


Presentation description

The mushroom body of the Drosophila melanogaster brain is necessary for learning, but how it functions remains unknown. D. melanogaster's mushroom body neurons and input projection neurons have connections that are random and biased-in which some projections neurons connect more than others-allowing the fly to potentially prioritize the learning of particular odors. I am investigating the functional consequences of these biases to understand the biological role they play for the fly.

Presenter Name: Dua Azhar

Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: In Person
Presentation #C14
College: Science
School / Department: Biological Sciences
Research Mentor: Sophie Caron
Date | Time: Tuesday, Apr 9th | 1:00 PM