Barry Condron

Professor of Biology
310 PLSB
(434) 243-6593
Lab: (434) 243-6794


  • B.S., University College, Cork, Ireland, 1985
  • Ph.D., University of Utah, 1991

Research Interests

My lab is interested in how the cellular architecture of neurons dictates their function. We mostly focus on one serotonergic neuron, a type of cell that plays a critical role in diseases of human emotion. We have built a large repertoire of biological information about one point in the life of this cell in a model organism, and are using this to develop a systems-level understanding of its function. In order to further apply this structural approach, we are developing methods to scan the structures of all neurons in a part of the CNS. We are using this to assay global community-type changes in the nervous system is response to various insults.

For more information about research interests, visit my lab website.

Representative Publications

  • Slepian, Z., Sundby, K., Glier. S., McDaniels, J., Nystrom, T., Mukherjee, S., Acton, S., Condron, B. (2015).  Visual attraction in Drosophila larvae develops during a critical period and is modulated by crowding conditions.  J Comp Phys, 201:1019-1027.
  • Mukherjee, S., Condron, B. and Scott, A. (2014). Tubularity Flow Field—A Technique for Automatic Neuron Segmentation Image Processing, IEEE Transactions, 24:374-389 doi: 10.1109/TIP.2014.2378052.
  • Mukherjee, S., Basu, S., Condron, B., Acton, S. (2013). Tree2Tree2: Neuron tracing in 3D. Biomedical Imaging, (ISBI) IEEE 448-451.
  • Basu, S., Condron, B., Aksel, A, Acton, S. (2013). Segmentation and tracing of single neurons from 3D confocal microscope images. Biomedical and Health Informatics, IEEE 17:319-335.
  • Vacari, A., Gamage, K., Nachum, Condron, B., Deppmann, C. and Acton, S. (2012). Assessment of Wallerian Degeneration by automated image analysis. Signals System and Computers, IEEE 1583-1587.
  • Daubert, E., Macedonia, N., Hamilton, C. and Condron, B. (2012). The fly larval visual system can process complex images. Nature C, 3: 1156 (Featured F1000).