Sex-specificity of behavior in the fruit fly

What makes a male fly act like a guy?

Adriana Villella and Jeff Hall discuss the neurogenetics of courtship and mating in Drosophila in a new review.

New Sengupta Lab Website

The Sengupta Lab website has been updated with lots of new imagery. Check it out!

Annual Neuroscience Migration

As usual for this time of year, the Neuroscience labs will clear out as everyone goes to the Society for Neuroscience meeting. Leslie Griffith will be giving a Presidential Special Lecture on Sleep: Studying a Human Behavior in an Insect (Monday, 5:15 pm).

Here’s a list of Brandeis-affiliated posters and presentations.

Press from SFN:

The Self-Tuning Neuron

Gina Turrigiano discusses “The Self-Tuning Neuron” in a new review in Cell.

Mark's thesis defense

Mark Miller will present his dissertation research on Regional Specificity and Developmental Regulation of Neocortical Firing Types today at 3:10 pm in Gerstenzang 122.

Neuroscience: Dancing

Honeybee dancing, that is.

Stefan, Celine, Justin & Tepring wanted to remind everyone that Tom Seeley from Cornell will be visiting and giving a talk on honey bee social behavior next tuesday. Info on Seeley’s work can be found at http://www.nbb.cornell.edu/seeley.shtml

Time: Tue 11/11/08,12 noon     Place: Gerstenzang 121
Neurobiology Journal Club
*Thomas D. Seeley* (Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University)
The decision-making process of a honeybee swarm as it chooses a nest site

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