• Remembering Obaid Siddiqi, a pioneer in the study of temperature-sensitive paralytic mutants in Drosophila

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      Ion channels; neurogenetics; neuromuscular junction; neuronal excitability; synaptic transmission

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      Although Obaid Siddiqi’s major research focus in neurogenetics was on chemosensation and olfaction in Drosophila, he made seminal contributions to the study of temperature-sensitive paralytic mutants that paved the way for research that we and many other investigators have continued to pursue. Here we recount Siddiqi’s investigation and the impact it had on our own studies especially at a formative stage of our careers. We acknowledge our debt to Obaid Siddiqi and remember him fondly as an inspired and inspiring scientist, mentor, role model and human being.

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      Barry Ganetzky1 Chun-Fang Wu2

      1. Laboratory of Genetics, 425-G Henry Mall, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
      2. Department of Biology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
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