|Dr. Luciano Matzkin
Adjunct Faculty Investigator
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
2014 - present
Director of the Graduate Program
Deparment of Biological Sciences
2011 - present
Assistant Research Scientist
University of California, San Diego
NIH (PERT) Postdoctoral Fellow 2003-2008
University of Arizona
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Lab Manager extraordinaire!!!
Does it all, flies, molecular biology, genetics, genomics, enzyme kinetics, fish trematodes and even bakes cookies on fly transfer day.
Assembly and evolutionary analysis of the genomes of all four D. mojavensis cactus host races (Catalina Island, Mojave Desert, Sonora Desert and Baja California).
Genetic mechanisms influencing larval behavior in D. mojavensis and D. arizonae
CRISPR based analysis of the functional role of the subfunctionalized Alcohol Dehydrogenase paralogs in D. mojavensis
Functional analysis of Glutathione S-transferase natural variants associated in cactus host adaptation in D. mojavensis
Genomics and Bioinformatics
|Carson Allan||MS Dec 2013, "Genome wide search for positive selection on protein-coding genes between cactus host races of Drosophila mojavensis"
Currently a research assistant in the Matzkin Lab
|Alexandra Jost||MS May 2014, "Local adaptation in larval activity and pupation preference and their implication for ecological speciation"|
| Amanda Bosserman
|Jessica Craft||PhD Program @ UC Berkeley|
| Reginal Henderson
Located at HudsonAlpha
|Sienna Kostencki||Medical School @ Meharry Medical College|
|Fernando Picazo||Medical School @ University of Arizona|
Variation in chemosensory behavior across the four D. mojavensis cactus host races. In the JUMP program (joint BS/MS program).
Currently in the Neurobiology Doctoral Program @ University of Utah Medical School