Research Technician and Lab Manager
B.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2004)
started in the lab: February, 1999
In addition to running the lab (maintaining equipment and supplies, being lab safety officer, training new personnel, etc.) and helping out other lab members, I have a project that looks at how genome position influences the outcome of meiotic recombination. I'm using phiC31 integration to put different alleles of ry into several different locations on the X chromosome, then measuring rates of meiotic crossing over within the gene and rates of non-crossover gene conversion.
Publications from the Sekelsky Lab (as S. McMahan)
- H.K. Kuo, Drosophila FANCM helicase prevents spontaneous mitotic crossovers generated by the MUS81 and SLX1 nucleases.
Genetics 198: 135-145.
, C. Rota, K.P. Kohl, and J. Sekelsky (2014)
- K.N. Crown, Eliminating both canonical and short-patch mismatch repair in Drosophila suggests a new meiotic recombination model. PLoS Genetics 10: e1004583.
, and J. Sekelsky (2014)
- Variation in meiotic recombination frequencies between
allelic transgenes inserted at fifferent sites in the Drosophila melanogaster genome.
G3 3: 1419-1427.
, K.P. Kohl, and J. Sekelsky (2013)
- S.J. Radford, M. Sabourin,
Meiotic recombination in Drosophila Msh6 mutants yields discontinuous gene conversion
tracts. Genetics 176: 52-63.
, and J. Sekelsky (2007)
- S.J. Radford,
Heteroduplex DNA in meiotic recombination in Drosophila mei-9 mutants
Genetics 176: 63-72.
, H. Blanton, and J. Sekelsky (2007)
- H. Blanton, S.J. Radford, H. Kearney,
REC, Drosophila MCM8, drives formation of meiotic crossovers. PLoS Genetics 1:
, J. Ibrahim, and J.
- S.J. Radford, E. Goley, K. Baxter, Drosophila ERCC1 is required for a subset of MEI-9-dependent meiotic crossovers.
Genetics 170: 1737-1745.
, and J. Sekelsky (2005)
Star Heel Award (2003)