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Tomoko Ohyama

McGill University
Participates in 2 items
I am interested in how sensory information is processed to generate specific behavior.  I would like to understand the structural circuits and functional mechanisms.  To elucidate neuronal circuits and mechanisms involved in multi-sensory integration and sensory-motor integration of behavior, we use Drosophila larvae as a model system.  To identify the neurons involved in specific behaviors we have taken a forward genetic approach using GAL4 lines library, which have been made by G. Rubin. Currently, I am focusing on the similarities and differences between the neural circuits that underlie avoidance and escape responses.I received my Ph.D degree in 2009 from the Baylor College of Medicine, where I performed my thesis work in Dr. Hugo Bellen's Lab.  My Ph.D work involved novel components that regulate neurotransmitter release and recycling. Lab Website

Sessions in which Tomoko Ohyama participates

Friday 29 June, 2018

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 AM