Dr. Clare Hancock

Postdoctoral researcher

My research interest is in the processes by which olfactory stimuli are encoded and, subsequently, how these sensory codes are adapted through learning and memory formation. With decades of research and a plethora of genetic tools available, Drosophila provides a strong model in which to examine these systems. Focusing on the intricate circuitry of the mushroom bodies, and in particular the network of mushroom body output neurons, my project aims at untangling the mechanisms underlying adaptive behaviour using in vivo calcium imaging