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Christine Parent

Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences
Website: Parent Lab
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Biographical Info

As Director of Project 2, Parent leads her research team to establish Drosophila melanogaster and 2 of its viruses as a biological model to study the effects of viral co-infection on viral growth dynamics, host response in the form of gene expression, fecundity and mortality change. Parent has experience working with a diversity of invertebrate laboratory models to study the individual- and population-level effects of intraspecific competition, the balance between gene flow and local adaptation, and the evolution of reproductive isolation.

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