Josie Clowney joined MCDB in Fall 2017. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Ruta Lab at Rockefeller University. She did her Ph.D. with the Lomvardas Lab at the University of California, San Francisco. Her undergraduate work was at the University of Michigan where she majored in Cellular and Molecular Biology and did research with Cunming Duan.
The Clowney lab investigates developmental and regulatory mechanisms that generate neural circuits and govern their function, using the olfactory system of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model.