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
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.