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


May 11, 2018

Congratulations Dr. Newcomb!!!

Congratulations to Dr. Susie Newcomb, who successfully defended her thesis on May 11th. Her auspicious committee, Gary Struhl, Harmen Bussemaker, Laura Johnston, and Gerard Campbell, grilled her but she came out unscathed!

April 02, 2018

The end of EMSAs?

A new collaborative paper with the Bussemaker lab (Rastogi et al) was just published in PNAS. In this paper, we describe a powerful new computational tool, NRLB, that uses round 1 SELEX-seq data for any transcription factor to model the relative affinities of all binding sites. Thus the name: No Read Left Behind

See also the Zuckerman Institute's news article here.

February 08, 2018

Cover of Neuron

On the cover: The photograph by David Oliete captures the more than two-century-old tradition of building human towers in Catalonia (Castells de Catalunya) and evokes the remarkable ability of biological systems to self-assemble into complex structures.