2015. Institut Curie. PhD.
One of the key features of any complex visual system is ‘retinotopy’, the point-to-point two-dimension map of the visual field projected to the retina that is relayed to photoreceptors synaptic layers in the brain. The lack of information about how retinotopy is achieved in Drosophila is highly surprising considering the deep knowledge of the development of the visual system in this species and its extremely powerful genetic tools. I offer to address how retinotopy is built in the Drosophila optic lobes, focusing on the medulla neuropile, the major focus of investigation of the host laboratory.
European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) – Current
Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (FRM)