Richard Fetter received his Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Duke University studying vertebrate photoreceptor development and the molecular and ultrastructural levels. Following a post-doc at the Univ. of Pennsylvania, he worked for Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the lab of Corey Goodman at UC Berkeley for 12 years where he examined many aspects of nervous system and neuro-muscular development in Drosophila by electron microscopy. He then joined Cori Bargmann’s lab at UC San Francisco for 5 years where he participated in projects of nervous system development in C. elegans.
After a brief return to UC San Francisco, he joined the Janelia Farm Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 2007. At Janelia he works as a Senior Scientist on the Fly EM project and is responsible for preparing and imaging serial section series of intact fly brains by EM. He also serves on the Fly EM project Steering Committee.