I study the neural and biomechanical basis of behavior in the fruit fly, Drosophila. My group strives to build an integrated model of behavior that incorporates an understanding of morphology, neurobiology, muscle physiology, physics, and ecology. Although the research focuses primarily on flight control, we are interested in how animals transform sensory information into a code that controls motor output and behavior.

Awards and Achievements

  • MacArthur Fellowship, American Academy Arts and Sciences ( 2001)