Behavioural Neurogenetics Lab
Our lab uses the fruit fly Drosophila to unravel the mechanisms
underlying behavioural choices
How do animals 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 specific actions get prioritised 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.