Kevin Mann

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Interdisciplinary Scholar
Postdoctoral Reseach Fellow
Department of Neurobiology

Kevin is postdoctoral researcher in Tom Clandinin’s lab, studying the neural basis of magnetic field detection in fruit flies. He has studied fruit flies and their nervous system for over a decade, and has worked on courtship behavior, feeding regulation, behavioral selection and neuromodulation, working in labs at Dartmouth, UC Berkeley, and the University of British Columbia. He received his PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014. He plans to investigate the role that cryptochrome plays in the perception of the Earth’s magnetic field by fruit flies, and how quantum mechanical processes contribute to animal biochemistry.