Joyce Fernandes, Ph.D., was elected as Miami University’s Officer-at-Large for 2010 using an email ballot. Dr. Fernandes is an associate professor of zoology at Miami. According to her MU home page:

“Research in my laboratory focuses on understanding the manner in which the adult complement of muscles in the fruit-fly, Drosophila, are generated during the transition phase of metamorphosis. My research also examines the mechanisms that regulate branching of innervating motor neurons and their subsequent stabilization into synapses. These studies have broader implications for understanding developmental disorders in humans. Funding for my research comes from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) and from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Read more about her neuroscience research projects.