My current research is aimed at elucidating the enigmatic function(s) of sleep using a combination of neurobiology, genetics, and bioinformatics. Most of the work is carried on using Drosophila melanogaster as the model system.
More about our research, publications, outreach and general lab ethos can be found on the lab webpage.
On twitter: @giorgiogilestro
et al., 2021, Sensory processing during sleep in Drosophila melanogaster, Nature, Vol:598, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:479-482
Gilestro GF, 2021, Sleep: Imaging the Fly Brain Reveals New Paradoxes, Current Biology, Vol:31, ISSN:0960-9822, Pages:R140-R142
Geissmann Q, Beckwith E, Gilestro G, 2019, Most sleep does not serve a vital function: evidence from Drosophila melanogaster, Science Advances, Vol:5, ISSN:2375-2548, Pages:1-10
et al., 2019, Rethomics: an R framework to analyse high-throughput behavioural data, Plos One, Vol:14, ISSN:1932-6203