Lauren defended her MS thesis Nov 9, 2017! Her work focused on feeding responses to parasitic infection in desert-dwelling fruit flies…
This work is yet another example of the awesome power of the fruit fly model in biological research! The paper describes a collaborative project among researchers from 3 countries, examining sire nutritional effects on post-fertilization fitness outcomes.
Proud undergraduate presenters! Ashley (left) and Margot presented their research… Read More
Arizona, May 15-20, 2017 Members of the Polak/Benoit labs went to Arizona in May to collect flies and mites. Within a couple days of exploring the desert landscape in the Superstition wilderness, we found several active cactus rots, and successfully established lab colonies of both […]