Graduate Student, Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology
B.S. University of Pittsburgh (2007)
M.S. UNC Greensboro (2013)
started in the lab March 2014
Crossovers (COs) between homologous chromosomes ensure proper meiosis I segregation; failure to produce a CO results
in nondisjunction and sterility. Although CO formation is tightly controlled, the mechanisms that implement genome-wide COs remain poorly
understood. I am interested in examining CO control mechanisms such as interference, homeostasis, and distribution using Drosophila as a model.
Publications from research in the Sekelsky Lab
- Blm helicase promotes meiotic crossover patterning and homolog disjunction. Current Biology (in press).
, K. Kohl*, S. McMahan, M. Hartmann, A. Williams, J. Sekelsky (2017)
- J.K. Holsclaw*, Genome Stability: From Virus to Human Application.
Kovalchuk and Kovalchuk, eds., Academic Press.
, and J. Sekelsky (2016)
Meiotic and Mitotic Recombination: First in Flies, in
- NRSA F31 fellowship from National Institute of Aging (2016-18).
- "Exploring the Importance of Class I Crossovers in Meiosis" UNC-Greensboro Dept. of Biology Seminar Series (2017).
- Co-Chair, Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar on Meiosis (2016).
- Organizing Committee, Triangle Fly Meeting (2015).