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11 undergraduates win travel awards to present research at fruit fly conference
Date:12/2/2013

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Description: My research investigates if decreasing function of steroid hormone prevents pain in the fruit fly.
Authors: Aidan McParland, G. Vesenka, A. Panaitiu, G. Ganter
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey Ganter, PhD

Marvin Nayan, post-baccalaureate, University of Washington
Poster Title: "MicroRNA Processing by Dicer-1 Regulates Drosophila Sensory Neuron Morphology"
Description: I investigate the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate dendrite morphogenesis.
Authors: Marvin Nayan, Jay Z. Parrish
Principal Investigator: Jay Z. Parrish, PhD

Trung T. Phan, senior, University of Washington
Poster Title: "Analyzing the Critical Role of Pskl, a Sperm Membrane Protein, in Drosophila Fertilization"
Description: Our research focuses the identification and characterization of sperm proteins that are required for successful fertilization in Drosophila.
Authors: Trung Phan, Harry Hunter, Barbara Wakimoto
Principal Investigator: Barbara Wakimoto, PhD

AnnJosette Ramirez, senior, Arcadia University
Poster Title: "Exposure of larvae to Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) causes dysregulation of the dTOR signaling pathway in Drosophila melanogaster"
Description: My research focuses on the effects of the environmental toxicant Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) on growth, survival and gene expression in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.
Authors: AnnJosette Ramirez, Edward Wolff, Trisha Zintel, Amber K. Weiner, Ashley Parker, Kristin Johndreau, Kara Bennett, Caroline Rachfalski, Sheryl Smith
Principal Investigator: Sheryl Smith, PhD

Zachary L. Sebo, senior, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Title: "ER stress attenuates insulin signaling through Tribbles-mediated block of Akt activity"
Description: I am using the fruit fly as a model system to study molec
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Contact: Beth Ruedi
eruedi@genetics-gsa.org
301-634-7371
Genetics Society of America
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