We are pleased to announce the GSA Poster Award winners from the 60th Annual Drosophila Research Conference! Undergraduate and graduate student members of the GSA were eligible for the awards, and a hard-working team of postdocs volunteered their time as judges. Congratulations to all!


Undergraduate Students


 

 

 

 

 

1st Place: Tanner Call

Institution: Brigham Young University – Provo

Poster Title: The gut microbiome as a driver of host dietary preference in Drosophila melanogaster


 

 

 

 

 

2nd Place: Jasmina Abdalla

Institution: George Washington University

Poster Title: Epigenetic Inheritance of Alcohol Sensitivity in Drosophila melanogaster


 

 

 

 

 

3rd Place: Sylvia Durkin

Institution: The Rockefeller University

Poster Title: Chemosensory and Behavioral Evolution in Drosophila suzukii: Implications for Adaptive Pest Activity


Graduate Students


 

 

 

 

 

1st Place: Hongru Hu

Institution: Florida State University

Poster Title: Genomic and neurogenetic approaches reveal a role of dpr- and DIP-expressing neurons in courtship behaviors


 

 

 

 

 

2nd Place: Kayla Gjelsvik

Institution: MDI Biological Laboratory and University of Maine

Poster Title: Polyploid cell growth restores tissue mechanics post injury


 

 

 

 

 

3rd Place: Natalie Vaisman

Institution: Boston University

Poster Title: A gut filling: the kinetics of the Wolbachia colonization in Drosophila guts

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