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Lab Members

 
Varsha Bhargave

Varsha Bhargava

I initiated a targeted CRISPR-Cas9 screen in Drosophila for germ-cell-enriched genes that are highly conserved across evolution, but remain uncharacterized. Hits from the screen provide an opportunity for breakthroughs in germ-cell biology.

 
Courtney Goldstein

Courtney Goldstein

I study how the germline protects the genome from damage. My research focuses on how GCNA maintains genome integrity in the germline.

 
Sergii Kyrychenko

Sergii Kyrychenko

I am developing a platform for in vitro gametogenesis.

 
Seoyeon Jang

Seoyeon Jang

I study whether specialized ribosomes exist in different cell types. I am using Drosophila to characterize ribosomal protein paralogs that exhibit enriched expression in germ cells.

 
Chunyang Ni

Chunyang Ni

I’m interested in the heterogeneity of ribosomes and its contribution to cell fate determination. Currently, I’m working on characterizing “old” versus “new” ribosomes, and uncovering the potential regulation of ribosome aging.

 
Victor Palacios

Victor Palacios

I am interested in how germ cells differentiate. I am characterizing the function of the beta-karyopherin protein Importin-9 and identifying its cargoes during gametogenesis.