Kathrin Garschall

Natural and laboratory wildtype populations of Drosophila melanogaster harbor a remarkable amount of phenotypic variation in their life history traits such as lifespan and fecundity. I am interested in the genetic factors and molecular mechanisms that underlie this variation in natural as well as artificial selection populations (experimental evolution). My Ph.D. project involves determining how specific candidate genes and allelic variants influence reproduction, growth and lifespan in fruit flies by using different functional genetic approaches. In the long run, I hope to be able to contribute to a better understanding of the evolutionary pathways that determine important life history traits, with a focus on aging and longevity.

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