Renny Ng and Assistant Professor Chih-Ying Su standing side-by-side in their white lab coats looking at the camera

Findings Bridge Knowledge Gap between Pheromone Sensitivity and Courtship

Study in flies links fertility and the response strength of pheromone-sensing neurons

Neurobiologists at the University of California San Diego have made a series of discoveries about fruit fly olfactory processing, including solving a long-standing puzzle of whether and how courtship-promoting signals are amplified by these neurons. Staff Research Associate Renny Ng, Assistant Professor Chih-Ying Su and colleagues published their results on Oct. 16, 2019 in the journal Neuron.