Mauthner cells

@article{Sillar2009MauthnerC,
  title={Mauthner cells},
  author={K. Sillar},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={R353-R355}
}
  • K. Sillar
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Current Biology
What has changed most in the field since you began to work in it? Well, there was no molecular biology going on when we showed up in the early 1980s. It was a time when people were just starting to isolate genes in just a few model organisms, and our target in Drosophila happened to control this behavior. The first meeting I attended in this field was a Gordon Conference on Chronobiology. For the molecular talks you had me, Jeff Hall and Michael Rosbash just giving a first peak at per. There… Expand
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