Motoneurons in most organisms conserve a division into low-threshold and high-threshold types that are responsible for generating powerful and precise movements. Drosophila 1b and 1s motoneurons may be analogous to low-threshold and high-threshold neurons, respectively, based on data obtained at the neuromuscular junction, although there is little… (More)
The South American knifefish (Apteronotus leptorhynchus), or brown ghost, produces a high-frequency (600-1000 Hz) sinusoidal electric organ discharge (EOD) with males discharging at higher frequencies than females. In addition, each fish has a unique EOD frequency within the frequency range of its gender. The electromotor circuit responsible for EOD… (More)
Effect of bisphenol-A on neurodevelopment in Drosophila melanogaster larvae" (2016).
The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative introduced by the Obama Administration in 2013 presents a context for integrating many STEM competencies into undergraduate neuroscience coursework. The BRAIN Initiative core principles overlap with core STEM competencies identified by the AAAS Vision and Change report and… (More)
BACKGROUND Reliable detection of maternal deaths is an essential prerequisite for successful diagnosis of barriers to care and formulation of relevant targeted interventions. In a community-level case study, the use of household-level surveillance in Senegal unveiled an apparent increase in maternal deaths, which triggered a rapid-cycle collaborative… (More)
As members of the Dissertation Committee, we certify that we have read the dissertation prepared by Jennifer Elise Schaefer entitled Intrinsic properties of larval Drosophila motoneurons and their contribution to motoneuron recruitment and firing behavior during fictive locomotion and recommend that it be accepted as fulfilling the dissertation requirement… (More)