On A Snowy Day - Some News From Last Summer
Today's weather leads to thoughts of last Summer...
During the Summer, 2007, New Paltz student Regina Klein, did research in Dr. Aaron Haselton's lab.
Regina is studying sleep/activity patterns in fruit fly Drosophila. (Sleep little babies, sleep ....). Regulating the photoperiod and temperature of the little maggots is crucial, so a lab incubator is used. [NOTE: The cage in the background contains our Desperate Houseflies, but those are for another student project this fall.]
Throughout the fall, Regina plotted the flies' daily patterns of activity and checked up on her research subjects each day. The physiology of sleep is a hot topic in biology and medicine, and this experimental system will allow a genetic analysis.
Regina plans to present her work at an undergraduate research meeting, such as the Student Research Symposium (SRS).