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Tufts University School of Medicine

Mary Roberts

Senior Research Technician
Department: Neuroscience

Mary Roberts

Senior Research Technician
Department: Neuroscience

Phone ‚Äč617-636-7000
Campus: Boston

Research synopsis

My project employs Drosophila as a genetic model to understand how the nervous system regulates rhythmic behaviors such as sleep and circadian behavior. I am currently studying a number of genes expressed in glial cells or neurons that are important for aspects of sleep regulation. In addition, I participate in an ongoing genetic screen to identify cell types and novel factors that regulate sleep.