Current Undergraduate Researchers
Past Undergraduate Researchers
The Gene Team
During my graduate studies on the genetic basis of opsin gene expression in African cichlid fishes, I formed the The Gene Team, a group of undergraduate researchers trained to identify mutations in several candidate genes and test the association of these mutations with variation in cichlid opsin gene expression. Each student wrote and defended an Honors Thesis, and their work ultimately resulted in three peer-reviewed publications. Many members of the Gene Team are now successful students in graduate and medical school.
The University of Maryland Cichlid Opsin Gene Team, 2011
Dr. Karen L. Carleton, Zil Patel, Dr. Kelly O'Quin, Zan Naseer, Nadia Kahn, Jane Schulte, Helena Wang
The Gene Team's Candidate Genes
Retinoid X Receptors, Retinoid-related Orphan Receptors, Thyroid Hormone Receptors, Visual System Homeobox, Retonoic Acid Receptors, Nuclear Receptor Coactivator, Short Wavelength Sensitive Opsin