Characterization of the Gal4/UAS gene expression system for analysis of Drosophila Testis Development

Hello everyone!

My name is Marc Breidenbaugh and I am a rising junior biology major and finance minor at the college.  This summer I will be working in Professor Matthew Wawersik’s lab.  Our lab studies the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a means of learning about organogenesis and stem cell niche formation, as well as sex determination.  My project will be a continuation of a project that I began working on last summer and continued to work on this past year.  The goal of the project is to characterize the Gal4/UAS gene expression system for use in analysis of the genes involved in embryo and larval development of the gonad.

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