I'm a grad student rotating in a drosophila neurobiology lab. I'd like to do a little self-study to bring myself up to speed. What are some basic, essential drosophila methods and applications? And good resources to learn them?
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As @terdon wrote, without more specifics, very difficult to do more than that.
Ask around in the lab. Grad school is for learning, and one of the best ways of doing that is by asking questions of people who are likely to know the answers, then listening to what they say. Talk to the PI. Hang around with the post-docs and 3rd/4th/5th (and on and on...) -year students. Nobody expects you to have all of, or really any of the answers at this point (unless you've been there for 3 months already), and most scientists love to talk about their work, so engage them. It certainly shows initiative, and will get you noticed if it's a large place. In the end, it's much more helpful and relevant than posting on message boards or calling tech support. Good luck!