Gavin Rice is a postdoctoral fellow in the Rebeiz Lab at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Ph.D in Genetics from the University of California, Davis, where he worked with Artyom Kopp to study the genetic mechanisms that lead males and females to produce different traits in Drosophila. To build on this resource, he will focus on the genetic basis of phallic diversity in the Drosophila melanogaster species group. @gavinrrice
Ben Vincent is a postdoctoral fellow in the Rebeiz lab at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Ph.D in Genetics and Genomics from Harvard University, where he worked with Angela DePace to study how developmental enhancers function and evolve in fruit fly embryos. To build on this resource, he will focus on the genetic and cellular causes of genital diversity in D. simulans and D. mauritiana, which should provide the community with additional resources for comparative studies of gene regulation in the melanogaster clade. @benjvincent
Kayla Downs is an undergraduate researcher in the Rebeiz Lab. She is currently a junior at the University of Pittsburgh, where she is majoring in Molecular Biology. To help build this resource, she collected pupae and imaged pupal genitalia. Kayla plans to pursue a master’s degree in genetics.
Jessica Shastay is an undergraduate researcher in the Rebeiz Lab. She is currently a senior at the University of Pittsburgh, where she is majoring in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. In this project, she collected pupae and imaged pupal genitalia. Jessisca hopes to continue working with the FlyGenitalia team in the coming year, and she plans to pursue a career in healthcare.
Kenechukwu Charles-Obi (KC) is an undergraduate researcher in the Rebeiz Lab at the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently in his final year at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is majoring in Neuroscience. For this project, he collected pupae, dissected pupal genitalia, and imaged them. After receiving his degree, KC plans to attend medical school.
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Vincent, B.J.*, Rice, G.R.*, Wong, G.M., Glassford, W.J., Downs, K.I., Shastay, J.L., Charles-Obi, K., Natarajan, M., Gogol, M.M., Zeitlinger, J., Rebeiz, M., 2019. An atlas of transcription factors expressed in the Drosophila melanogaster pupal terminalia. bioRxiv 677260. doi:10.1101/677260
*Since Gavin and Ben contributed equally to this work, please cite it as Rice and Vincent, et al. or Vincent and Rice, et al. We encourage you to flip a coin in deciding between those possibilities
This work is generously supported by NIH grant GM107387