FRAP Feature Friday

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Come hear from our FRAP Faculty! URCA FRAP Feature Fridays are short lunch sessions designed to showcase the awesome faculty research happening at UCSB. Faculty members will share project details and their unique experience serving as a mentor to undergraduate researchers! 


Faculty Bio: Julie H. Simpson received an AB from Princeton in Molecular Biology with research experience in fruit fly eye development. She did a year of rice viral genetics in Costa Rica, and then a PhD at UC Berkeley in axon guidance at the fly embryonic midline. After a post-doc at University of Wisconsin, Madison, studying temperature sensitive ion channels and screening for neurons affecting fly motor control, she was one of the early Group Leaders at the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She ran a research group using the new tools for targeting and manipulating neuronal activity with temperature and light to map circuits governing a range of behaviors. She joined UC Santa Barbara in 2015, where her lab performs genetic screens for critical neurons and circuits that govern fly grooming behavior.  

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Pizza will be provided!

URCA Office

Event Type

Research Study‚Ä®

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students




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