Georgia Tech Neuro Seminar Series

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  • Date/Time:
    • Monday November 7, 2022
      11:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Location: Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB), CHOA Seminar Room, 950 Atlantic Drive NW, Atlanta, GA
  • Phone: 404-894-6228
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Summary Sentence: "Neural Mechanisms of Limb Proprioception and Motor Control in Drosophila" John Tuthill, Ph.D. - University of Washington

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"Neural Mechanisms of Limb Proprioception and Motor Control in Drosophila"

John Tuthill, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
University of Washington

*Lunch provided for in-person attendees

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John Tuthill, Ph.D., received his B.A. in Biology and Anthropology from Swarthmore College in 2006. He then worked as a cabinetmaker in Montana and crab electrophysiologist in Argentina before completing a PhD in Michael Reiser’s lab at HHMI/Janelia in 2012. For his doctoral work, John studied the algorithmic implementation of visual motion detection in the miniature brain of the fruit fly, Drosophila. As a post-doc in Rachel Wilson’s lab at Harvard, he pioneered the study of touch processing in sensorimotor neural circuits of the fly. John is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington. His lab combines genetic tools with electrophysiology and optical imaging to understand how the fly brain senses the body and controls behavior. In 2017, John was named a Klingenstein-Simons Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and Searle Scholar. 

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar

Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB), Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
go-bio, go-neuro
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