Located at University of Houston, Texas.  Dr. Meisel studies the evolution of sex chromosomes and sex determination. The teacher would participate in an experiment to study why house flies have a complex genetic mechanism for determining whether they develop into males or females. This will involve lab experiments to test the hypothesis that temperature variation across geographic habitats is a key factor in maintaining the complex mechanism of sex determination in house fly.  Possible timeline: June 3-Aug. 16

Dr. Richard Meisel

University of Houston

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