Methodology

 

Functional and Comparative Genomics
We use a combination of comparative and functional genomics to understand how behavioral changes are encoded in the genome and how genomes diverge during speciation.

 

 

 

 

 

Behavior
We use laboratory behavior assays to precisely quantify the behavior of mosquitoes from natural, laboratory, and transgenic populations.

 

 

 

 

 

Molecular Biology and Transgenics
We use molecular biology approaches, including CRISPR/Cas9 trangenesis to explore gene function, visualize neural populations, and generate genetic tools for imaging and circuit analysis.

 

 

 

 

 Neural Imaging and Electrophysiology
We have developed the genetic reagents necessary to image activity in the central nervous system in vivo with GCaMP. We also use electrophysiological recording to characterize the binding profiles of olfactory sensory neurons and the receptors they express.