We wish a double congratulations to GDSC Graduate Student Xiaolu Wei. At the recent 32nd Genetics Day Symposium, her poster entry, tiled "Intragenomic Conflict in Drosophila: Satellite DNA and Meiotic Drive" earned, not one, but two awards! First, symposium judges selected Xiaolu's poster, to be one of the six Short Talk Competition finalists. Then on Genetics Day, after the six finalists presented their Short Talks live, Xiaolu Wei's poster was voted the Fan Favorite among all Genetics Day attendees. Xiaolu's research in the Larracuente Lab combines genomic, and molecular techniques to discern how large blocks of repetitive DNA (satellites) are regulated in the germline.
We hope this was our last virtual Genetics Day for some time, and that at next year's Genetics Day, we may congratulate our Symposium finalists and fan favorites in person.