July 25, 2023

Cai lab hosted an educational outreach research program, “Neurons can Fly"

This program provided in-person lectures and hands-on experience utilizing Drosophila as the model organism.  Topics covered included but were not limited to, neural anatomy, immunohistology, genetics, electrophysiology, light microscopy, image processing, and neuronal tracing. Fifteen high school and undergraduate students from the metro Detroit area participated in the program.  One student’s testimonial was, “Neurons Can Fly is a great program for anyone interested in medicine, research, or data analysis. We get to experience what it is like to conduct research in a real lab surrounded by knowledgeable mentors and peers. With step-by-step guidance and detailed modules, students build a foundation of knowledge in the field of neuroscience and expand their networks.”