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Undergraduate travel grant awardees present research at fly conference
Date:4/8/2013

rk, Jamaica, Queens, New York
Title: A Step Closer to Understanding Social Behavior: Social Interactions and Dopamine in Drosophila melanogaster (417C) (Poster)
Description: We are examining how dopamine, a chemical involved in communication between neurons and associated with behavioral disorders, affects social interactions in the fruit fly.
Author: Robert W. Fernandez1, Adesanya A Akinleye1, Marat Nurilov1, Zulekha Rouzyi1, Anne F Simon1,2. 1) School of Arts And Sciences, Department of Biology, The City Univ New York, York College, Jamaica, NY; 2) York College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York.
Principal Investigator: Anne F. Simon, PhD

Michelle A. Frazer, senior, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Title: Repeat Associated Non-AUG initiated Translation mediates neurodegeneration in a Drosophila models of Fragile X-associated Tremor Ataxia Syndrome (441C) (Poster)
Description: This research uses the fruit fly as a model system to investigate the relative contributions of toxic RNA and toxic proteins to the neurodegeneration experienced by individuals with adult-onset fragile X syndrome, a well-known genetic disorder.
Author: Michelle A. Frazer1, Fang He2, Peter K. Todd2. 1) Cellular & Molecular Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; 2) Neurology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Principal Investigator: Peter K. Todd, MD, PhD

Samuel Hutton Friedman, junior, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Title: Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein Regulates Trans-Synaptic Signaling (419B) (Poster)
Description: This research shows the discovery of defects in the cell-to-cell communication driving nervous system development in Fragile X Syndrome, the most common heritable cause of intellectual disability, which could ultimately lead to a better understanding of the developmental deficiencies present in autism spectrum and ot
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301-634-7302
Genetics Society of America
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