Tori and Bing were invited to showcase fruit fly research at NSF’s Science and Engineering Careers Fair

On Sept 27 and 28, Tori and Bing participated in National Science Foundation (NSF)’s “Change the World: Science & Engineering Careers Fair” at Dulles Town Center in VA. Our theme was “What Small Fruit Flies Can Tell Us About Our Big Brain“. We demonstrated temperature-sensitive paralytic shibire flies to about ~500 elemental school children, mid and high school students, and their teachers and families.  They loved the flies and we had fun talking to them about using flies to study basic and clinical aspects of the brain.

Flies are the new best friends of girls, boys, women and men!

Flies are the new best friends of girls, boys, women and men!