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I am going to the University of Cambridge to get an MPhil degree in genetics while working in the lab of Dr. Steve Russell. Dr. Russell’s group studies the developmental genomics of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, and I want to learn how to integrate traditional wet lab techniques with next-generation sequencing technology in order gain a more complete picture of the fly genome. My proposed project will involve studying the effects of the genes SoxN and Diachete — two genes that regulate the development of the central nervous system. I hope that this opportunity can give me a broader perspective on how to conduct scientific research while also allowing me to branch out and explore more of my research interests.
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