Laboratory of Charles Derby
Dr. Derby

Name: Dr. Charles Derby
Office Location: 420 Science Annex
Telephone: (404) 413-5393
112 Natural Science Cent
Research Areas: Neurobiology and Behavior

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Research Description:

Chemosensory Neurobiology: Molecular, Cellular and Systems Analysis of Chemically-mediated Behaviors of Crustaceans  

The research in my laboratory involves studies of the chemical senses. Our general objective is to understand the ways in which nervous systems are organized to allow animals to detect, identify, and respond to environmental chemicals. We are particularly interested in natural stimuli. We use crustaceans (lobsters, crabs, crayfish) as model organisms. We are presently employing a variety of techniques to answer questions involving different levels of sensory systems; these include molecular, immunocytochemical, anatomical, electrophysiological, and behavioral approaches.