Drexel Researcher Speaks to Students During Biological Seminar Series
Written by Rosie Digironimo
Published on March 27, 2020
Catherine Von Reyn, PhD spoke to students as part of the Biological Seminar Series on her labs exciting research with Drosophila melanogaster. Dr. von Reyn's research lab uses diverse, cutting edge techniques, including cell type-specific genetic engineering, whole-cell patch clamp in behaving animals, modeling, and detailed behavioral analysis to identify and characterize sensorimotor circuits.
Dr. von Reyn and her lab apply these techniques to engineer de novo synaptic connections in sensorimotor circuits with the long-term goal of developing genetic strategies for re-engineering circuits in neurodegenerative and neurophysiological disorders.