We apply a diverse array of approaches drawn from evolutionary and computational genomics, imaging, neuroscience, developmental biology, biochemistry and genetics to the vinegar fly Drosophila melanogaster and its relatives to understand how animal embryos develop and how microorganisms manipulate animal behavior.
Our home is in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at The University of California, Berkeley, and we a part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. We are also affiliated with the Department of Integrative Biology, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, and the California Institute for Quantiative Biosciences.
We train scientists who are comfortable at the bench, at the computer and in the field, and who accept no boundaries in pursuit of the questions that interest them.
We are deeply committed to the principles of openness in science, and in seeing these principles applied broadly. All of our papers are published in open access journals, free for anyone to read and reuse, and we place no restrictions on the use of data or software we develop.