Esteban Beckwith

I joined the lab in February 2015 as a postdoc with an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship, and the main subject of the project is to study the genetics behind sleep. I am motivated to learn about animal behaviour, and I believe that Drosophila is an ideal organism to this goal. As a PhD student at Fernanda Ceriani’s lab and then as a postdoc in Marcelo Yanovsky’s lab, both in Buenos Aires, I have been focused on the circadian clock, and how time is set and keep in the brain of the fly. Now I plan to get into the main clock controlled behaviour, sleep.