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Dr. Leslie Pick

Professor & Chair


Professor & Chair

Entomology 4112A Plant Sciences Building 0314 Symons Hall College Park, Maryland 20742-4454

RESEARCH FOCUS

  • Study the regulatory genes and pathways that control embryonic development
  • Evolution of the Hox gene, which has undergone changes in both its expression pattern and protein sequence to switch its function from an ancestral homeotic gene to a segmentation gene in Drosophila
  • Modeling diseases of insulin-signaling pathways in Drosophila