Nilay Yapici
Nilay Yapici - PhD
AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty - 2018
Nilay Yapici

Nilay Yapici - PhD

Assistant Professor - Cornell University
New York, USA


AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty - 2018

Deciphering changes in the structure and function of neural circuits that regulate homeostatic drives during aging

In the proposed research, Dr. Nilay Yapici will use the fly model (Drosophila melanogaster) to identify behavioral, molecular, and neurophysiological changes in the brain over the lifespan. The study will use cutting edge technologies in multiphoton imaging, quantitative behavioral analysis, and single cell transcriptomics to observe the mechanisms of the brain that regulate age-related decline. The ultimate goal of this study is to understand the basic biology of the aging nervous system by identifying conserved neural and molecular mechanisms that regulate age-related decline, and eventually translate those findings to other animal models and humans.

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