Sweet taste recognition in Dropsophila melanogaster and related species.

Anupuma Dahanukar

UC Riverside Department of Entomology

09/12/2011

Anupuma Dahanukar

Dr. Dahanukar is interested in how chemicals in the environment are detected by insect sensory neurons and how this information is processed to specify distinct behaviors. Her lab focuses on the gustatory system of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, which has a remarkable repertoire of physiological and behavioral responses to contact stimuli present in sources such as food substrates as well as con-specific individuals. More information can be found on her website at:

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