Valentino Gantz
Assistant Research Scientist
Faculty Member
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA United States

Areas of Expertise:
Gene Drive, Development, Evolution

Research Organisms:
Drosophila melanogaster


Research Focus:

We have a broad interest in developing and pursuing gene drive technologies in the fruit fly, as well as genetic strategies to control and reverse the spread of RNA-guided gene drives. A parallel line of research in the lab focuses instead on studying the workings of gene regulatory networks (GRNs) underlying fruit fly development and understanding what changes in such GRNs have led, through evolution, to the astonishing variety of natural diversity of fly lineage.