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Paper published!

Our collaborative paper with the Parnas lab has been published in Current Biology! In this study, we show that muscarinic acetylcholine receptors expressed in the axons of the mushroom body Kenyon cells enhance the stimulus specificity of olfactory learning. We propose this neuromodulation as one of the biological functions of the axo-axonic synapses between Kenyon cells that have been previously identified in ultrastructural studies.

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UNC Science Expo 2024

As we promised last year, once again, our team participated in the UNC Science Expo with support from our NSF grant. Both kids and their parents had a blast competing with flies over their odor acuity

Paper published!

Our new paper has been published in the Journal of Physiology! In this work, we developed a new experimental system to monitor both long-term and short-term synaptic plasticity in the central synapses

Drew visited a local middle school classroom

Drew visited our former Kenan Fellow Christine Sudzina Schut's classroom at Culbreth Middle School in Chapel Hill. Her internship in our lab in the past summer inspired her to spend the previous month

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