About the Lab

The Mann lab carries out basic research in biology, using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as our experimental system. The laboratory consists of Ph.D. students, undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and technicians. Broadly speaking, our work has three main goals: 1) to understand how gene expression is controlled during animal development, 2) to understand how neural circuits are established in complex nervous systems, and 3) to dissect the neural circuitry that is used during animal locomotion. We are in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics  with additional affiliations in the Departments of Neuroscience and Systems Biology. The lab is currently located on Columbia’s Medical School campus, but will soon be moving to the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus.

We welcome applications from interested individuals to join the lab; please contact Richard Mann.