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Systems and Circuits
Systems and Circuits

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Faculty

Areas of Research: Systems and Circuits
bdicker@princeton.edu
Research Lab
609-258-3510
257 PNI


Research Focus

Research in my lab focuses on how motor output is structured by precise sensory input. To do so, we study the flight control circuitry of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. By studying these questions in Drosophila, we can leverage the powerful genetic toolkit available for the mapping, imaging, and manipulation of neural circuits. The lab directs its attention on structures that are unique to flies, known as the halteres, which act as dual-function gyroscopes that help structure the wingstroke. We take an integrative approach, combining in vivo imaging, muscle physiology, and behavior.