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NC State Genetics At Work! Featuring Dr. Richard Lyman, Senior Researcher

Dr. Richard Lyman’s (Mackay Laboratory) research focuses on the effects of naturally occurring genetic variation on quantitative traits in Drosophila. He is particularly interested in variation in abdominal development and patterning. Differences in abdominal structure and patterning occurs between species of Drosophila and can be used in identifying flies to the species level. What is not clear is how much these differences are the result of speciation or if they are involved in the speci...

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NC State Genetics At Work! Featuring John Shorter, Genetics Graduate Student

Dr. Trudy Mackay’s lab research focuses on understanding the genetic and environmental factors affecting variation in quantitative traits, using Drosophila as a model system.

Genetics graduate student, John Shorter (Mackay Laboratory) is interested in understanding genetic variation of complex traits. Using the Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel, he measures aggressive behaviors and identifies a large network of epistatically interacting genes that affect aggression. When th...

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North Carolina State University Genetics Program

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