Lab Manager, Dickinson Lab
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. Currently, most of my time goes into working with Floris in understanding the search behavior of fruit flies in response to odors associated with fermenting fruit such as CO2.
van Breugel, F., Huda, A. and Dickinson, M. (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