The goal of my lab is to understand the molecular and neural mechanisms of temperature homeostasis. We are particularly interested in how the circadian clock, sensory experience, and internal nutrient state modulates body temperature and thermosensation. My lab uses Drosophila as a model system through a combination of genetic, behavioral, optogenetic, and physiological (i.e. calcium imaging) approaches, and we have recently started focusing on mice as well.
- Circadian rhythms and temperature homeostasis
- Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
- Integrated Genetics and Genomics