Ainul Huda

Lab Manager, Dickinson Lab

I no longer work in the Dickinson Lab effective July 01, 2020 (after almost a decade in the lab!).

If you need any assistance, please contact Lilian Porter ( or Michael Dickinson ( or preferably the new lab manager!


Currently working on a project to look at the functional anatomy of tonic versus phasic flight muscles. Aside from taking care of the day to day working of the lab, I’m responsible for training all the new lab members in the model system, Drosophila melanogaster, and genetics. I also assist lab members with their projects, which has resulted in publications listed below.


Dickerson, B. H., de Souza, A. M., Huda, A. Dickinson, M. (2019). Flies Regulate Wing Motion via Active Control of a Dual-Function Gyroscope. Current Biology. 29:3517-3524.

Van Breugel, F., Huda, A., Dickinson, M.H. (2018). Distinct activity-gated pathways mediate attraction and aversion to CO2 in Drosophila. Nature

Suver, M., Huda, A., Iwasaki, N., Safarik, S., Dickinson, M. H. (2016). An array of descending visual interneurons encoding self-motion in Drosophila. J Neurosci. 36:11768 –11780


van Breugel, Floris and Suver, Marie P. and Dickinson, Michael H. (2014). Octopaminergic modulation of the visual flight speed regulator of Drosophila. Journal of Experimental Biology. 217: 1737-1744.


BS Biology, University of Washington, 2013