Integrative Biology PhD student Tyrone Penserga was selected to present a talk at the 2017 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Neurobiology of Drosophila meeting in the Disease Models and Mechanisms session. Penserga presented his research with a talk entitled "A Novel Role for the Drosophila Amyloid Precursor Protein in the Retrograde Transport of Select Cargoes." This year’s meeting continued the bi-annual tradition of providing a forum for presentation of the most exciting and cutting-edge research currently ongoing in the field of neuroscience using the Drosophila model. With sessions ranging from synaptic transmission and neuronal development all the way to higher brain function and disease modeling, the program provided broad coverage of the field from molecular to systems neuroscience. In addition, sessions focusing on technological innovations supplemented the program and allowed for dissemination of new methods that are revolutionizing neuroscience research. Congratulations to Tyrone and his advisor Dr. Tanja Godenschwege for being selected to present at this conference!