Flies, Monarchs, Mosquitoes: Insights using genetic technologies.

Poster3Special Symposium

August 19, 2015
The Universities at Shady Grove
Building 1 Auditorium
9640 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

This event is free and open to the public.
For planning purposes please register :




Valerie Saffer


NorbertNorbert Perrimon, Ph.D.
Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Dr. Perrimon is known for developing a number of techniques for use of Drosophila, as well as specific substantive contributions to signal transduction and developmental biology. Dr. Perrimon co-developed the GAL4/UAS system method, described as “a fly geneticist’s Swiss army knife”, with Andrea Brand to control gene expression. More recently his lab has pioneered high-throughput whole-genome RNAi screening.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norbert_Perrimon)


Steven Reppert, MD.
Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Department of Neurobiology

Dr. Reppert is neuroscientist known for his contributions to the fields of chronobiology and neuroethology. His research has focused primarily on the physiological, cellular, and molecular basis of circadian rhythms in mammals and more recently on the navigational mechanisms of migratory monarch butterflies.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_M._Reppert)


Leslie VoshallLeslie Vosshall, Ph.D.
Robin Chemers Neustein Professor
Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior
Rockefeller University

Dr. Voshall is a neurobiologist who is well known for her contributions in the field of olfaction, particularly for the discovery and subsequent characterization of the insect olfactory receptor family. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_B._Vosshall)



Washington, D.C. and points South.
  • Map270 North to Exit 6B. (28 West)
  • Take 28 west for less than one mile (4th traffic light) 
  • Make a left on Darnestown Road
  • Travel about 1 mile (2nd traffic light)
  • Make a left on Shady Grove Road
  • Make right at Gudelsky Way
  • Left at the stop sign (Gudelsky Drive) and turn into the parking lot immediately on your left.  Parking is free.
Directions from points North from Frederick.
  • 270 South to Exit 6B. (28 West)
  • follow directions described above
Directions from points North from Baltimore
  • take I95 south to the Inter-County Connector I200 west (ICC)
  • take the ICC to I270 south
  • as soon as you merge into the local lanes of I270 stay in the far right lane.
  • in 0.5 miles exit at exit 8.  The road will immediately split – stay left and  head for Shady Grove Road and then stay in right lane.
  • Turn right (south) on Shady Grove Road.
  • Continue south on Shady Grove Road for 2.3 miles
  • Turn right at Gudelsky Way (just after Darnestown Road)
  • Left at the stop sign (Gudelsky Drive) and turn into the parking lot immediately on your left.  Parking is free.