B.S. Biology/Minor Bioinformatcs (2019) University of North Carolina at Charlotte
My research interests lie in understanding the mechanism of sex ratio (SR) meiotic drive. This selfish genetic element causes complete transmission within males harboring this SR X chromosome, causing them to only sire female offspring due to any Y sperm being destroyed. I will delve into its mechanistic basis within Drosophila neotestacea in the hopes of understanding how this process of drive works.