Professor Ralph Greenspan

 Associate Director

Ralph Greenspan has done research on the consequences of genetic mutations in the nervous system of the fruit fly Drosophila, the identification of genes causing naturally occurring variation in its behavior, and the genetic analysis of fruit fly sleep and attention. He has authored: Fly Pushing: The Theory and Practice of Drosophila Genetics, An Introduction to Nervous Systems, and How Genes Influence Behaviour (with Jonathan Flint and Ken Kendler). In 2013 he was one of six scientists who sent a white paper to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy proposing a Granxd Challenge project that became The BRAIN Initiative.