MEDIA GALLERY

ARTICLES

Profiles in Science: “Focusing on Fruit Flies, Curiosity Takes Flight” October, 2013.

Profile in The Scientist: “Fly Guy,” August, 2012.

Interview in Current Biology, March, 2011.

How to Swat a Fly. The Telegraph. Aug., 2008.

How Flies Cheat Death. Science Now. Aug., 2008. 

How Do Bees Fly? PBS Ask the Scientists. 

MULTIMEDIA

Video from New York Times profile October, 2013.

Allen Institute for Brain Science Lecture, 2010. 

Documentary about Fly-o-rama by Jason Springarn-Koff.

Altitude Control in Drosophila by Andrew Straw. 

Science Friday Appearance, Aug., 2008.

Science Friday video, Aug., 2008.

To the Best of our Knowledge, Sept., 2001.

 

MULTIMEDIA FILES

Calcium activity in HS cell terminals during flight (from our Vimeo channel).

A fly displays a prolonged turning response during and after the presentation of a wide-field drifting grating stimulus, indicating the presence of an integration step in the flight control system. Simultaneously aquired GCaMP6f responses in visual interneurons follow a similar time course. Maximal z projection of an anatomical stack of the same fly is shown for reference. This video plays back at 1/4 actual speed. For additional information see Schnell et al. (2014) PNAS.


credit: Peter Weir
Calcium imaging in the central complex during flight. ExFl1 neurons expressing GCaMP5 show increased fluorescence in response to front-to-back motion of vertical bars while the animal is flying, but no changes to the same stimuli while the animal is quiescent. Download the original video file by clicking here.


credit: Peter Weir
Calcium imaging in the central complex during flight. ExFl1 neurons expressing GCaMP3 show increased fluorescence in response to front-to-back motion of vertical bars while the animal is flying, but no changes to the same stimuli while the animal is quiescent. Download the original video file by clicking here.


credit: Peter Weir
Anatomy of a single ExFl1 neuron. Created using the ImageJ neurite tracer on a confocal stack of a single Biocytin-filled cell. Download the original video file by clicking here.