I'm investigating how fly motion detection circuit develops. I use single-cell RNA sequencing to see how neuronal gene expression changes during synaptogenesis. Our team generated a complete developmental transcriptome of the whole optic lobe for the entire pupal stage. I also use genetic tools and confocal microscopy to visualize synapse development. My work has revealed dynamic expression and subcellular localization of neurotransmitter receptor subunits in the direction selective neurons. I'm an avid squash player outside of the lab.

Graduate Student