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Cell Biology and Neuroscience Seminar

Friday, December 7, 2012, from 3:10pm to 4:00pm
Plant Biosciences Building, Room 108

Steve Stowers will present "GRASPing the neural circuitry of mechanosensory behavior."

Synopsis:  My research focuses on understanding how a nervous system translates sensory information from the environment into specific behavioral responses.  Specifically, I am trying to understand how the relatively simple nervous system of Drosophila larva translates mechanosensory stimuli into withdrawal behavior.  This talk will include a description of the tools I have developed for mapping neural circuitry and their initial application to identify second order neurons of the mechanosensory neural circuit.

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