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I am a PhD candidate in the Center for Reproductive Evolution at Syracuse University. I am interested in the form and function of female reproductive systems in the contexts of conservation, human health, and evolution. My current research, in the model system Drosophila melanogaster focuses on secretions of the female reproductive tract. I combine transcriptomics and proteomics of female reproductive tract glands and fluids to identify secretions. I am interested in the role these secretions play in ejaculate female interactions, how they might contribute to female mediation of post copulatory sexual selection and speciation.
My research is intrinsically feminist and I am pursuing a certificate of advanced study in Women and Gender Studies along with my PhD.