The Graduate Program in Genetics is accepting applications for the Fall 2016 semester.
For more information contact the Genetics Program Coordinator Melissa Robbins (email@example.com),
or the Genetics Program Director, Dr. Trudy Mackay (firstname.lastname@example.org) by email.
Please join us in congratulating our own Genetics graduate student, Desiree Unselt, who was awarded an individual Ruth Kirschstein pre-doctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Aging for her proposal, “The Genetic Architecture of Drosophila Lifespan.”
BY MARTI MAGUIRECorrespondent
RALEIGH - Trudy Mackay’s office has on display a painting of a fruit fly, another one sculpted out of wire, and a magnified image of one with a leg laid across the bottom of its face, in a pose reminiscent of “The Thinker.”Her N.C. State University lab breeds and studies close to a million flies a year, packing them with different forms of DNA and getting them drunk, among other experiments, to explore the comple...