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One of research project is focusing on odor perception and integration in the brain of Tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta; Sphingidae) female. To perform this research I use in vivo patch clamp recording on blend specific projection neurons.

I also study the evolutionary neuroethology of the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis; Pyralidae). This moth species has two pheromone strains, which are produce and respond to opposite ratios of the two pheromone components, E11- and Z11-tetradecenyl-acetate. Therefore, this species is a good model organism for the study of evolution sexual communication and the olfactory circuitry in insects.