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Cecelia Miles, Ph.D.

cecelia.miles@augie.edu

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Position:

  • Associate Professor, Biology
  • Augustana University

Education:

  • NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH Kirschstein, University of Chicago
  • Ph.D., Zoology, University of Florida, Gainsville
  • M.S., Biological Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne
  • B.S., Marine Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station

Current Research:

In previous work we used inbred lines of Drosophila melanogaster artificially selected for large-and-small-egg size to examine the architecture of developing ovaries (organogenesis). We also used whole-genome sequencing to identify candidate genes associated with egg size in the base populations from which these inbred lines were derived (Jha et al., 2015). This summer we intend to combine these approaches, moving from the population level to individual inbred fly lines, and using next-gen sequencing techniques to ask which of our candidates genes differ consistently in those lines selected for large vs. small-egg size.