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Theresa Miorin

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PhD Candidate
T32 Trainee

B.S. Biology/Minor Bioinformatics (2019) University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Research Interests:

Sex-ratio (SR) meiotic drive is a selfish genetic element on the X chromosome that causes males to only sire female offspring, leading to potential population extinction if spread. My work is focused on understanding the genetic architecture and mechanism of SR drive in the fly, Drosophila neotestacea. I am using genomic sequencing and transcriptomics to understand the evolution and mechanism of SR drive to better our understanding of how it functions and persists in natural populations.

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