A Drosophila model for studying the neuronal bases of decision-making


I work in the NYU Biology department in Justin Blau’s team, developing a model for decision-making in the fruitfly Drosophila. I have designed a novel behavioral assay in which fly larvae make decisions and I use quantitative tools to analyze their behavior. I am currently using Drosophila genetics to identify neurons involved in decision-making in this assay.