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


August 13, 2019

A deeper understanding of Hox specificity

A new level of understanding of Hox protein specificity in vivo is now described in this collaborative paper with Carlos Sánchez-Higueras and James C.-G. Hombria from the CSIC, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain. In this paper, beautiful in vivo genetics is used to systematically vary Hox and Hox-cofactor binding sites in a cis-regulatory module from the ventral veinless (vvl) gene, which is normally under the control of multiple Hox proteins.

June 13, 2019

Dr. Venkatasubramanian

Congratulations to Lalanti who successfully defended her thesis, gave an awesome talk, and wowed her committee. Truly a Scientist of the World!