Welcome to the Ramdya Lab
We are part of the Brain Mind Institute and Institute of Bioengineering in the School of Life Sciences. We use the fly, Drosophila melanogaster, microscopy, machine vision, genetics, and computational models to identify how biological neural circuits control behavior. We aim to better understand the mind and to build more versatile robotic controllers. We use flies because they produce complex behaviors, have small nervous systems with stereotyped connectivity, and are genetically tractable.