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Didem Pelin Sarikaya

Education:

B.S., Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Toronto; M.S., Human Genetics, McGill University; Ph.D., Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Dissertation:

The effect of development and ecology on the evolution of ovary size in Drosophila

Thesis Advisor:

Cassandra Extavour, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Research Topic:

Natural variation in insulin signaling kinetics and its effect on health

Mentor:

David Begun, Professor of Evolution & Ecology, University of California, Davis and John Albeck, Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis

Current Position:

President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Evolution & Ecology, University of California, Davis

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