NB & CNS Seminar | Gwyneth Card -Tuesday, March 21st - 4 pm
NB & CNS Seminar
Tuesday, March 21st
3:30 pm – Reception (Chen Lobby)
4 pm – Seminar
Professor, Columbia University
Title - What the fly connectome tells us about the fly brain?
What would we know if we could visualize the tens of thousands of neurons and millions of connections between them that comprise the entire nervous system of a fly? Could we deduce how behavior arises in this animal that faces many of the same life challenges as we ourselves, or would we, as Sydney Brenner cautioned, be "drowning in a sea of data and starving for knowledge"? I will discuss what my lab has learned about how a fly makes rapid but flexible action choices inspired by emerging connectomic data together with functional experiments including high-throughput behavior, electrophysiology, and single-cell calcium imaging