Our lab is interested in the evolution of color patterns, metabolism, and mushroom toxin resistance in fruit flies of the genus Drosophila. We perform gene expression studies and use transgenic techniques to answer questions about the genetic mechanisms that underly these traits. All three of our projects show interesting links to human cancer biology. Our final goal is to use Drosophila as a model to better understand the molecular pathways that lead to diseases such as cancer.
We are always looking for excited, meticulous, and interested students to join our team. If you are intersted in our lab and/or our work, please, do not hestiate to contat us
You can contact Dr. Werner at his email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our lab is located on the 5th floor of DOW, room 525
Interested in the science but not nessecarily working in a lab? Check out Dr. Werner's classes.