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Rebecca Chung-Hui Yang

Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Box 3209, Durham, NC 27710
Bryan Research Building, 311 Research Drive Room 427E, Durham, NC 27710


Our lab is interested in understanding the neural basis of simple decision-making processes.  We use Drosophila egg-laying site selection as our model system.  To understand how the Drosophila brain assesses and ranks the values of egg-laying options, we use a combined approach that includes high-throughput optogenetics-based behavioral screen, automated (machine vision) behavioral tracking of single animals, molecular genetic tools to identify critical circuit components, and calcium imaging and anatomical tracing techniques to determine the physical and functional connectivity of identified circuit components.  

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Neurobiology · 2016 - Present Neurobiology, Basic Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

Stanford University · 2002 Ph.D.