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Mark Frye, Ph.D.

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Laboratory Address:
LS 2804


Work Address:
LS room 2804
612 Charles E. Young Dr. South
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Terasaki LSB


Lab Number:
(310) 206-4467
Office Phone Number:
(310) 825-5360

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Department / Division Affiliations
Professor, Integrative Biology and Physiology
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
Member, ACCESS Program: Dept. of Molecular, Cell & Integrative Physiology, Access Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology Home Area, Access Neuroscience Home Area, Brain Research Institute, Neuroscience IDP
Faculty, Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology IDP


Dr. Frye began his research career at Union College, then received his PhD at the University of Washington. As a postdoctoral fellow at Berkeley and then at Caltech, he began to work on multi-sensory processing and motor control of flight in fruit flies. He is currently a member of the Department of Physiological Science, and teaches courses in integrative and comparative animal physiology. He is the reciepient of a Sloan Foundation Fellowship, and his laboratory examines sensory fuison and sensory-motor integration for the control of walking and flight in fruit flies.


Duistermars, B.J. Reiser, M.B. Zhu, Y. Frye, M.A. Dynamic properties of large-field and small-field optomotor flight responses in Drosophila. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 2007; in press: .
Reynolds, A. Frye, M.A. Free-flight odor tracking in Drosophila is consistent with a mathematically optimal intermittent scale-free search. PLoS ONE 2007; 2(4): 354.
Humbert, J.S. Frye, M.A. Extracting behaviorally relevant retinal image motion cues via wide-field integration. Proc. IEEE American Controls Conference 2006; 2724-2729.
Frye, MA Dickinson, MH Closing the loop between neurobiology and flight behavior in Drosophila. Current opinion in neurobiology. . 2004; 14(6): 729-36.
Frye, MA Dickinson, MH Fly flight: a model for the neural control of complex behavior. Neuron. . 2001; 32(3): 385-8.