In 1984, the Drosophila Neurobiology course at CSHL debuted* with Ralph Greenspan, Lily Jan, Yuh Nung Jan, and Patrick O’Farrell at the helm. Three decades later, the short course continues to be offered every summer and has trained over 400 scientists (and counting). This page is dedicated to connecting — and reconnecting — fly course alumni and keeping everyone up-to-date on everyone’s recent accomplishments.
* In the 1970s, CSHL offered several Neurobiology of Drosophila workshops. In 1984, the workshop was fully revamped to capture the incredible changes in the scientific landscape and was the birth of our present day — and longtime running — fly course.
NEWS, features & highlights
Congrats Rudy Behnia '07 on the 2018 McKnight Scholar Award!
Congrats to course instructor Alex Keene on the NIH research award for his project entitled "Development of Genetic Tools for Functional Analysis of Sleep in Cavefish."
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Leslie Vosshall '91
Re-live tHe Course "on the fly"
These videos were captured during the 2018 course. What element(s) of the course has and hasn't changed since your participation?