Rebecca Spokony

Alumni, Postdoc,
- Previous Afffiliation: Kevin White Laboratory
- Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, CUNY

Contact Information

The White Lab
Department of Human Genetics
The University of Chicago
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery
900 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Phone: (773) 834-0074
Fax: (773) 834-2877
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Research

I am currently working on two projects. First, to complement the antibody production of the ModENCODE project, we are tagging Drosophila transcription factors with eGFP in ~20 kb BACs in the P[acman] vector. We are in the process of characterizing the expression patterns and functionality of these tagged constructs through anti-GFP staining of embryos and third-instar tissues and rescue experiments in lethal mutant backgrounds. We will follow this up with ChIP-Chip experiments with an anti-GFP antibody against the tagged protein to determine the DNA binding locations of these transcription factors. Ultimately, this procedure will be used to fill in any remaining gaps in the ModENCODE data set due to difficulty producing antibodies against certain transcription factors.

Second, I am looking at the genome wide transcriptional response to the juvenile hormone mimic methoprene in Drosophila cell culture and whole animals using microarrays.


Research Papers