Who we are
Dr. Ginger Hunter
B.S. Biology, University of Virginia.
Ph.D. Biology, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Program, Duke University.
Postdoc research: MRC-LMCB, University College London, and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Interests: interdisciplinary + collaborative biology, toddler wrangling, music.
Current graduate students:
2022: Sushmita (IBB PhD)
Current undergraduate students:
2022 (L-R): Tyler & Ivy. Not yet pictured: Sara, Delaney, & Rylee.
If you are interested in:
Doing exciting research
Exploring careers related to interdisciplinary science
Working as part of a team
Sharpening your bench and quantitative analysis skills
Sharing your interest in science through presentation and teaching
Living in the scenic, peaceful, and affordable Adirondacks area
Undergraduate researcher, Honors, Biology B.S. 2022
Rhiannon's work included generating the plasmids needed to make a CRISPR-mediated transgenic fly line. She won many awards at various University-wide research festivals, and presented her work at the Drosophila Annual Meeting. She is currently a research technician at Cornell University
Graduate student, IB&B MSc 2022
Adam's work focused on how the protein Scabrous contributes to long-range Notch signaling in vivo. He presented this work at the Drosophila Annual Meeting.
Aidan's work focused on structure function studies of Myosin XV during bristle precursor specification.
Undergraduate researcher, Biomolecular Science B.S., 2021
McNair Scholar, Summer 2021
Luke is a Chemistry major from Penn State University who joined us for the summer as part of the McNair scholars program. He learned fly work, confocal microscopy and quantitative image analysis, in between camping, hiking and kayaking. Luke's poster won best in his section (Biomedical and Bioscience, Undergraduate) at the end of summer Research and Project Showase (RAPs).
Kaitlin's work focused on live and fixed markers of Notch signaling during fruit fly embryogenesis.
Undergraduate researcher, Biology B.S. 2020
Undergraduate researcher, Biomolecular Science B.S. 2019
Alan's work quantified the effect of myosin RNAi knockdown on the developing bristle pattern on the fly pupal thorax.
McNair Scholar, Summer 2019
Jennifer is a Biochemistry major from Hunter College in New York City who joined us in the summer with the McNair Program: "I had a blast working with Dr. Hunter in the fly genetics lab. This summer, I was able to develop my research, laboratory and scientific writing skills. The project I was working on with Dr. Hunter involved CRISPR/Cas9, which was really exciting. I’m currently on a pre-medical track and this experience has definitely opened up new career-oriented interests for me."