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Emma Rushton

Lab Manager/Research Specialist

Emma Rushton

Hometown: I grew up in London (UK) but my home is now Nashville TN

Research Project: Extracellular Control of Trans-Synaptic Signaling

Favorite Lab Technique: Fruit Fly genetics

Favorite Drosophila Gene Name: “bride of sevenless”. It’s a receptor for the signal “sevenless”, which is required for the formation of the R7 photoreceptor in the compound eye of Drosophila

Hobbies: Playing old-time Appalachian mountain music, social dance (Contra dance and English country dance) reading books, crossword puzzles, hiking in the woods.