About

For more information, please contact the O'Connor-Giles, Wildonger or Harrison labs. Our plasmids are available through Addgene and the Drosophila Genomics Resource Center. Our flies can be obtained from the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center.

 

 

Melissa Harrison is an Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin. The Harrison lab is elucidating the molecular mechanisms that regulate early zygotic transcription.

Jill Wildonger is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin. In addition to their interest in genome engineering, the Wildonger lab studies neuronal polarity and microtubule-based transport.

Kate O’Connor-Giles is an Associate Professor of Genetics & Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin. The O’Connor-Giles lab is interested in synaptic connectivity, and is developing genome engineering techniques for understanding neural circuits.

Scott Gratz is a Genetics graduate student in the O’Connor-Giles lab. He played a lead role in adopting the CRISPR/Cas9 system for use in Drosophila and is continuing to work on improving the system and expanding its applications.

Dustin Rubinstein is a postdoctoral researcher in the O’Connor-Giles lab. He built the flyCRISPR Optimal Target Finder, and is applying CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome engineering to his work on synapse formation and function.

Fiona Ukken is a postdoctoral researcher in the O’Connor-Giles lab. She is using CRISPR/Cas9-based approaches in her studies of the molecular pathways that regulate synaptic growth.