Modulation of Olfactory Information Processing Underlies Flexible Feeding and Mating Behaviors
题目：Modulation of Olfactory Information Processing Underlies Flexible Feeding and Mating Behaviors
讲座人：Jing Wang, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences
University of California, San Diego
时间：2017年4月25日，13:00 - 14:30
Animals are born with a rich repertoire of robust behaviors that are critical for their survival. However, innate behaviors are also highly adaptable to an animal’s internal state and external environment. Neuromodulators, including biogenic amines, neuropeptides, and hormones, are released to signal changes in animals’ circumstances and serve to reconfigure neural circuits. This circuit flexibility allows animals to modify their behavioral responses according to environmental cues, metabolic demands, and physiological states. Aided by powerful genetic tools, we have made progress in Drosophila melanogaster to address how a myriad of contextual information influences the input-output relationship of hardwired circuits that support a complex behavioral repertoire. Here I will highlight our recent studies in understanding neuromodulation of Drosophila feeding and courtship behaviors.