Francis Crick Institute, London | United Kingdom
EMBO 2013 | GinC 19–
Our group uses the visual system of Drosophila as a genetic model to investigate the mechanisms by which neurons and glia assemble into functional neural circuits. We are particularly interested in the cell-type specific molecular programs and mutual interactions of afferent axons, glia and target neurons that regulate the stepwise formation of laminated and columnar synaptic units within this circuit.
Keywords: Neuronal circuit formation / developmental neurobiology / axon targeting / glial cell biology / Drosophila genetics