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Alice Robie

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I did my Ph.D. work in the laboratory of Michael Dickinson, where I studied the sensory cues walking fruit flies use to shape their behavior while exploring a topologically complex arena. Kristin and I began our collaboration combining computer vision and biology while at Caltech and there developed the first walking behavioral assay using Ctrax. My interest in neural circuits and their function was sparked by my undergraduate work in the laboratory of Eve Marder, studying the STG circuit. I was convinced of the power of invertebrate models for the study of neural circuit function but also motivated to find a model organism with behaviors I could see!

B.S., Brandeis University, Waltham

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena