Drosophila on Stimulants

Effect of Dietary Stimulants on Cognition and Motor Function in Drosophila Melanogaster

Intern(s):

Hawa Drame & Betzie Rosario

Mentor(s):

Tessa Hirschfeld-Stoler

Project Period:

2020-2021

Team:

Harlem

Dietary stimulants, such as caffeine and fatty foods, have a profound effect on the everyday lives of people because of the popularity of consumption.
The science of fatty food has been an active area of research since they have a profound effect on human physiology and health
Drosophila melanogaster are a cheap and excellent model organism for understanding molecular mechanisms of human diseases, including dietary-related conditions.
Our research question is: How do dietary stimulants affect learning, memory, and motor function in Drosophila melanogaster?

This page was created by BioBus Summer 2021 Jr. Scientist William Rhee.