Carolina Rezaval

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

Our lab uses the fruit fly Drosophila to unravel the mechanisms underlying behavioural choices. By studying how the brain makes decisions at a genetic, cellular and circuit level, in an accessible experimental system, we aim to reveal fundamental principles that might be present across species.

 

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Science, University of Buenos Aires

    Ph.D. in Biological Sciences.

    1 Mar 2004 - 1 Mar 2009
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Buenos Aires

    2003 B.Sc, M.Sc. in Biological Sciences

Willingness to take PhD students

Yes

PhD projects

PhD projects are offered in the general area of Behavioural Neurobiology using the fruit-fly Drosophila as a model organism. We study how the brain responds when there are conflicting options available, and how it chooses amongst them. By studying how the brain makes decisions at a genetic, cellular and circuit level, in an accessible experimental system, we aim to reveal fundamental principles underlying behavioural choices that might be present across species.

Technical approaches include genetics, molecular biology, optogenetics/thermogenetics, behavioural assays, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy and functional imaging (in collaboration with other research groups).