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

Where did insect wings come from?

Origins and Specification of the Drosophila Wing

David Requena, Jose Andres Álvarez, Hugo Gabilondo, Ryan Loker, Richard S. Mann, Carlos Estella


December 07, 2017

Where did insect wings come from?

New paper published today in Current Biology about the origins of insect wings, and how they are genetically specified. Congratulations Ryan Loker, Carlos Estella, et al.!