EMBO Young Investigator
My research focuses on the formation and function of chemosensory nervous systems. To this aim we combine Drosophila genetics with behavioral studies, anatomy, electrophysiology and imaging. In particular, we wish to understand how the brain processes innate valence decisions, and how internal and external context shape our decisions on the level of behavior and on the level of neural circuits.
Keywords: Neural circuits / chemosensory system / innate and context-dependent behavior / imaging / Drosophila