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Shelley Reich, Graduate Student
Shelley is graduate student in the MCEB program. She is currently studying Overdrive, a gene which causes both male sterility and segregation distortion in Drosophila pseudoobscura hybrids. Both Overdrive’s normal function and the mechanisms through which it causes sterility and segregation distortion remain unknown. Shelley is developing molecular tools in D. pseudoobscura that will help elucidate the role of Overdrive in both pure subspecies and hybrid flies.