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Gaby Maimon, who studies sophisticated brain functions in fruit flies, is promoted to associate professor
As head of the Laboratory of Integrative Brain Function, Maimon uses flies to study the computations with which the brain estimates values like angles and time. His promotion is effective January 1. More »
To cut down on the barrage of sensory information, the human brain ignores input caused by eye movements. Researchers have found a similar process in flies, whose brains mute signals generated by flight turns. This discovery gives researchers a new tool with which to study this silencing process. More »
Maimon, the head of the Laboratory of Integrative Brain Function, will receive $75,000 per year for three years to support his research. Given by The McKnight Endowment Fund, the award seeks to support young scientists whose work could have implications for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of brain diseases. More »
Maimon has been chosen by President Obama as one of 20 NIH scientists to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He is being recognized for his work linking genes to higher brain function by way of cellular electrophysiology, research that earned him the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award in 2012. More »
Two Rockefeller University faculty have been awarded the NIH Director’s Transformative Award and three are being given New Innovator Awards.
Gaby Maimon, who will join the university on January 1, has developed a unique system for studying the neural basis for decision-making in fruit flies. By using fluorescence microscopy and glass capillaries pulled to ultrafine tips, Maimon records the electrical activity of specific neurons in the fly brain as it flies, allowing him to understand what’s going on as the fly is exposed to — and reacts to — various stimuli. More »