Dr Liria Masuda-Nakagowa delivered last night’s SCR Seminar on ‘Pavlov’s Maggots’, hosted by the MCR
Liria is interested in the circuit mechanisms of odor discrimination learning in the higher brain. The mushroom bodies (MBs) of insect brains are centers for associative olfactory learning. Her goal is to understand the circuit mechanisms that determine and modulate odor representations in the calyx. Liria is analyzing the circuit at single-cell resolution, using genetically targeted expression, calcium imaging, and behavioral assays. Students have been actively working in this project with successful results.
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