Active Research Projects

Motor Neuron Development and Circuitry

We are studying how the neural circuitry that is required for coordinated walking in adult flies is constructed during development, and how it functions in the adult.

Recent Publication

Transcription factor paralogs orchestrate alternative gene regulatory networks by context dependent cooperation with multiple cofactors

Siqian Feng
Chaitanya Rastogi
Ryan Loker
William Glassford
Tomas Rube
Harmen Bussemaker
Richard Mann


September 20, 2023

New lab members: Ryan Kittle and Kristi Xing

The lab welcomes Ryan Kittle, from the Genetics and Development Department. Ryan is doing his first rotation in the lab this fall.

We also welcome Kristi Xing, a Barnard undergrad, who will be working on fly neuroscience!

August 21, 2023

Farewell to Siqian

This month we say farewell and best of luck to Siqian Feng, who will be starting his own research group at the School of Life Science and Technology of Southeast University, Nanjing, China. We will greatly miss Siqian's creativity, his consistent goal to achieve excellence, and his ample willingness to give his time and expert advice to anyone who asks. But we also look forward to continued interactions with the Feng lab in the future!