Drosophila facility researchers

The Drosophila/fly research community in Sheffield comprises over 30 researchers across eight research groups and is supported by a team of three technical staff.

Drosophila embryo

Research groups


Dr Kyra Campbell

Cell plasticity in Development and Disease

Dr Iwan Evans

Using Drosophila to study macrophage behaviour.

Professor Mikko Juusola

Neural processing, particularly in the visual system of Drosophila. Efficient codes and circuitry, form-function relationships, attention, learning and memory.

Dr Andrew Lin

Sensory coding, synaptic plasticity, learning and memory in the Drosophila olfactory system.

Dr Mirre Simons

Why and how all life slowly deteriorates to eventually cause death.

We focus on the mortality response to dietary restriction and how mortality risk increases with age.

Professor David Strutt

Drosophila Cell Polarity.

Dr Ryan West 

Molecular Mechanisms of Frontotemporal Dementia, Motor Neuron Disease and Parkinson’s

Dr Martin Zeidler

Identification and analysis of JAK/STAT pathway regulators.

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