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Nila P

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Genetics, meiosis, Drosophila melanogaster, DNA repair, recombination,

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

A deep dive into model organism meioses

Write a review article on the different stages of the meiotic process in common model organisms such as mice, yeast, flies, worms, etc. This will involve doing literature reviews about the process of meiosis in each of these organisms, and writing a review article about the similarities and differences between them. Spoiler alert: there's a lot that's the same, but there's also a lot that's different!

The Scientists Behind Our Lab Techniques

A short profile of the historic scientists that developed the molecular biology techniques used in laboratories everyday. This project will familiarize you with these techniques, as well as shed some much deserved light on the incredible people who invented many of the methods that have become indispensable today!

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