Grecia Rodriguez

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Bio:

My name is Grecia Rodriguez, I am a Senior at FIU Honors College pursuing a B.S. in Biological Sciences. After my undergraduate studies, I plan to attend medical school and later specialize in trauma surgery. My hobbies include making stickers for my sticker shop, photography, travel, and stock market simulation games

Project:

Drosophila Ionotropic Receptors (IRs) play a role in humidity and temperature sensing. The purpose of my research project is to understand odor-specific IR mutations in Aedes aegypti and see if they play a role on thermosensation and hygrosensation. To address this question, we will utilize CRISPR/CAS9, the fastest, cheapest and most reliable tool for editing genes.

Contact: grodr278@fiu.edu