Yotam Mor

MSc student at Dr. Moshe Parnas’s laboratory

Research title
The effect of presynaptic muscarinic Acetylcholine receptor (mAChR) on neural code and odor discrimination in the Drosophila Melanogaster

Research project

Autoreceptors are pre-synaptic receptors, sensitive to the neuron’s own neurotransmitters. They exist in all known neuronal families and usually take a role in negative feedback mechanisms.
It has been shown that muscarinic Acetylcholine autoreceptor M2 (M2R) in mice, are important for maintaining constant kinetics of release, independent of pre-synaptic calcium levels.
I'm studying the role of Dm1, a muscarinic Acetylcholine autoreceptor (mAChR) in the Drosophila Melanogaster's olfactory system: its effect on neural activity and behavior.