faculty

John Tuthill

tuthill@uw.edu

University of Washington, 

Biophysical and Structural Biology

Neuroscience

Neural mechanisms of sensorimotor processing in Drosophila

Faculty Contact Information

Building: Health Sciences Building Room: H-320 Phone: 206-543-0986 http://tuthill.casa/

Lab Information

Location: University of Washington Building: Health Sciences Building Room: H-321 Box: 35790 Phone: 206-543-0986 http://faculty.washington.edu/tuthill/

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Publications

The following publications were retrieved from PubMed:

Neural Coding of Leg Proprioception in Drosophila.

Mamiya A, Gurung P, Tuthill JC.

Neuron. 2018 Oct 1;

Proprioception.

Tuthill JC, Azim E.

Curr Biol. 2018 Mar 5; 5(28)R194-R203

Mechanosensation and Adaptive Motor Control in Insects.

Tuthill JC, Wilson RI.

Curr Biol. 2016 Oct 24; 20(26)R1022-R1038

Parallel Transformation of Tactile Signals in Central Circuits of Drosophila.

Tuthill JC, Wilson RI.

Cell. 2016 Feb 25; 5(164)1046-59

Four to Foxtrot: How Visual Motion Is Computed in the Fly Brain.

Tuthill JC, Borghuis BG.

Neuron. 2016 Feb 17; 4(89)677-80

Research Summary

We study neural mechanisms of sensorimotor processing in the compact nervous system of the nimble fruit fly, Drosophila. As a fly cruises through the world, her brain gathers sensory information from the external environment, which is transformed in the central nervous system, and subsequently used to guide movement and behavior. We are interested in how the nervous system implements each stage of this process— sensory coding, central integration, and motor control. To this end, we combine genetic tools with electrophysiology and 2-photon imaging to record neural activity in behaving flies.