A new associate editor is joining GENETICS. We’re excited to welcome William Gilliland to the editorial team.
I have been a faculty at DePaul University in Chicago since 2009. I study female meiosis in Drosophila, and I’m most interested in topics like the movement of chromosomes through prometaphase I, the population genetics of meiotic genes, and meiotic drive. My biggest contributions to the field were overturning the prevailing model of female meiosis in flies by showing that chromosome congression actually does happen in flies and the identification of the chromatin tethers that appear to be the mechanism by which cells accurately segregate non-exchange chromosomes away from their homologs in the absence of chiasmata.