Basil el Jundi
Background and activities
We are interested in understanding the behavioral and neural mechanisms underlying spatial orientation in insects. Currently, we are studying the use of compass cues in monarch butterflies and how they are encoded in the butterfly brain. These butterflies are famous for their spectacular annual migration from North America to Central Mexico. How are different navigation cues used for orientation and how are they linked in the brain? To understand this, we perform behavioral experiments (flight simulator) combined with anatomical (confocal imaging, 3D modeling) and electrophysiological studies (intracellular and tetrode recordings).
- BI1006 - Animal Structure and Function
- BI2025 - Animal Ecophysiology
- BI3021 - Special Zoophysiology
- BI3020 - Advanced Physiology
- BI2024 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2022) Flight-induced compass representation in the monarch butterfly heading network. Current Biology. vol. 32.
- (2022) Stimulus-dependent orientation strategies in monarch butterflies. Journal of Experimental Biology. vol. 225 (3).
- (2022) Weighting of Celestial and Terrestrial Cues in the Monarch Butterfly Central Complex. Frontiers in Neural Circuits. vol. 16.
- (2022) Categorizing visual information in subpopulations of honeybee mushroom body output neurons. Frontiers in Physiology. vol. 13.