Deanna Arsala
Graduate Student
PhD Student
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL United States
darsal2@uic.edu
CV

Areas of Expertise:
Evo-Devo

Research Organisms:
Nasonia

 

Research Focus:

My main research focus is understanding how the maternal-to-zygotic transition (MZT) functions in haplodiploid embryos using Nasonia as a model organism. Using RNA-seq and a functional approach (eRNAi, pRNAi), I aim to uncover regulators of the MZT. I am also researching how sex identity is established in Nasonia during the MZT and how major zygotic gene activation in the early embryo is influenced by gene body methylation using epigenomic profiling and transcriptomic approaches (RNAi-RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, WGBSeq).