Teaching Systems Biology and Genetics Through Inquiry
Rebecca Spokony, Ph.D. is a postdoc at the University of Chicago. She is creating resources to study transcription factors in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. By attaching a green fluorescent protein tag to the transcription factors their location can be studied visually and their genome-wide DNA binding patterns can be studied biochemically. This video can also be found on The Field Museum's Vimeo page.
"Using a Systems Biology approach has lead me to think about more positive and negative feedback interactions between pathways." – Dr. Rebecca Spokony, University of Chicago