- Waddell Group Research Group
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
I studied ethology and the neurobiology of learning and memory in honeybees as an undergraduate and during my PhD studies at the University of Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France. A desire to use genetics to gain a higher resolution neural circuit understanding of mnemonic processes, lead me to join the Waddell lab at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, USA as a postdoc. I relocated with the Waddell group to the University of Oxford in November 2011 to continue my postdoctoral research.
I am currently using a variety of approaches in Drosophila to decipher the neural circuitry involved in the appropriate retrieval of goal-directed memory.
Aversive Learning and Appetitive Motivation Toggle Feed-Forward Inhibition in the Drosophila Mushroom Body.
Perisse E. et al, (2016), Neuron, 90, 1086 - 1099
Activity of defined mushroom body output neurons underlies learned olfactory behavior in Drosophila.
Owald D. et al, (2015), Neuron, 86, 417 - 427
Sweet taste and nutrient value subdivide rewarding dopaminergic neurons in Drosophila.
Huetteroth W. et al, (2015), Curr Biol, 25, 751 - 758
Drosophila learn opposing components of a compound food stimulus
Das G. et al, (2014), Current Biology, 24, 1723 - 1730
Shocking revelations and saccharin sweetness in the study of Drosophila olfactory memory.
Perisse E. et al, (2013), Curr Biol, 23, R752 - R763