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Welcome to the Zars Lab

We study the molecular / cellular, systems, and behavioral control of learning using Drosophila. These learning mechanisms are examined in three inter-dependent approaches. We identify new gene function in neural systems to support learning in behavioral paradigms that we define.

I welcome the interest of potential graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in our research. Please feel free to contact me (zarst@missouri.edu) to discuss available opportunities in the lab. More information about our graduate program of study is available from the Division of Biological Sciences‘ website.