Behavioural Neurogenetics Lab
Our lab uses the fruit fly Drosophila to unravel the mechanisms
underlying behavioural choices
How does the brain select the most appropriate action for each situation? We know that cues conveying external information (e.g., access to food, potential dangers) and internal state (e.g., fear, hunger) guide behavioural choices. However, how the brain prioritises specific actions remains unknown. By studying how the brain makes decisions at a genetic, cellular and circuit level, in an accessible experimental system, we aim to reveal fundamental principles underlying behavioural choices that might be present across species.