NIH Grant for Graf to Continue Brain Circuitry Research
Submitted on Monday, 7/14/2014, at 11:36 AM
Here’s a humbling notion: the nervous system of a fruit fly larva and that of a human are remarkably similar.
Ethan Graf, assistant professor of biology at Amherst College, calls this similarity “evolutionary conservation,” and he’s been making full use of it since 2005. That’s when he first began studying the synapses, or connections, between neurons in the brain and nervous system of Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly.
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