Fiona Love

Interests

While the lateral horn (LH) of the insect brain has been identified as an important region for innate olfactory responses, relatively little is known about its organisation at a cellular level. Thanks to a new electron microscopy volume of a full adult Drosophila brain (produced by the Bock lab at Janelia Research Campus), we can investigate the circuit organisation of the LH with synaptic-level resolution.

My project focuses on the convergence of aversive olfactory signals in the LH. By identifying third-order neurons involved in these circuits, we hope to learn more about the organising principles of the LH and how odour information is processed to drive behaviour.

Research Focus

Keywords

Connectomics

Neural circuits

Neuroanatomy

Drosophila

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

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