Neural Circuit Development Lab

Filipe Pinto Teixeira Sousa


CR CNRS
05 61 55 83 83

Thèmes de recherche

    Presentation

    We study how neural circuits are assembled during development, and how changes in neuronal circuity wiring impinge on neuronal function and behavior when development goes wrong.

    Brain function relies on the communication between millions of neurons comprising numerous subtypes, which are precisely connected in discrete networks where each is devoted to specific tasks. The activity of each neuron is a direct consequence of its fine-tuned morphology, which dictates the numbers of connections it makes with other neurons.

    We use the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster visual system as a model to understand the genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate wiring specificity, from development to circuit function.

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    Funding

           

    Institute

    Université Paul Sabatier
    118 Route de Narbonne

    31062 TOULOUSE Cedex
    France

    Annuaire général