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To Simon Lab


Our Goal


The Simon Lab is led by Dr. Anne F. Simon at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. 

The Simon Lab focuses on the role of genetics on social behaviour in Drosophila melanogaster, commonly known as the 'fruit fly'. Our goal is to characterize a neuro-anatomical circuit to explain observed phenotypic changes in social behaviour, as well as to explore the effects that stress or aging have on the sociability in the fly. 

The Simon Lab is in the Biology Department of Western, and associated to the Neuroscience Program, and the Brain and Mind Institute.

Dr. Anne Simon

Anne obtained her Ph.D. in Paris, France in 1998, in the laboratory of Thomas Préat, an internationally known specialist in the field of learning and memory in Drosophila. 

She pursued a post-doctoral training in the field of fly behaviour in the laboratory of Seymour Benzer, the father of behavioural genetics.

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