We are pleased to announce the GSA Poster Award winners from the 64th Annual Drosophila Research Conference! Undergraduate and graduate student members of the GSA were eligible for the awards, and a hard-working team of postdocs volunteered their time as judges. Congratulations to all!

Undergraduate Students

Sofia Karter Lopez headshot

1st Place: Sofia Karter Lopez, University of Toronto

“Rab11 mediates E-cadherin recycling during embryonic wound healing.”

Elizabeth Graham headshot

2nd Place: Elizabeth Graham, Georgetown University

“The impact of cell cycle and sex on DNA double-strand break repair pathway choice.”

Leila Lin headshot

3rd Place: Leila Lin, University of California, Irvine

“Fast evolving genes involved in heterochromatin function.” 

Graduate Students

Audrey Williams headshot

1st Place: Audrey Williams, University of Chicago

“Fat2 polarizes Lar and Sema5c to coordinate the motility of collectively migrating epithelial cells.”

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2nd Place: Brook Falk, The Hospital for Sick Children

“Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E-5 is required for spermiogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster.”  

3rd Place: Matthew Lindsay, University of Rochester

“Investigating the maintenance of the Responder satellite in Drosophila melanogaster.”