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Important Dates
Abstract Submission Opens Sept 27, 2016
Conference Registration Opens Oct 3, 2016
Workshop Application Deadline Nov 7, 2016
Abstract Submission Deadline Nov 10, 2016
Larry Sandler Award Submission Deadline Dec 22, 2016
Late Abstract Submission Deadline Jan 23, 2017
Early(Discounted) Conference
Registration Deadline
Feb 3, 2017
Hotel Reservations Deadline March 3, 2017


2017 Meeting Organizers
Leanne Jones, Chair
Doris Bachtrog
Claude Desplan
Amy Kiger


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Poster Sessions Listing



Intracellular Dynamics: Cytoskeleton, Organelles & Trafficking

166A    The Role of CG31345 in Regulating Microtubule Polymerzation Safiyah Alzahrani

167B    Identification of gene interactions with the tyrosine kinase Abl during cell migration Alexandra Byrd

168C    Characterization of a novel actin regulator, HtsRC Juli Gerdes

169A    Molecular guillotine: a novel approach to inhibit kinesin motor activity Zhiyi Lv

170B    Spire and Cappuccino Team Up to Establish Body Axes During Oogenesis Margot Quinlan

171C    Filamin actin-binding and dimerization domain fulfill distinct functions in Z-disc cohesion Frieder Schoeck

172A    Dynamic regulation of the cell polarity protein Crumbs during epithelial morphogenesis Anna Bajur

173B    Scribbled mediates tricellular junction formation Zohreh Sharifkhodaei

174C    Apnoia, a new Crumbs regulator for proper breathing in flies Kassiani Skouloudaki

175A    The Merlin and expended genes are involved in Spiny-legs induced planar cell polarity reversal. Jun Wu

176B    The Role of the Retromer Subunit Vps26 in Vesicular Trafficking During Drosophila Oogenesis Rebecca Starble

177C    Effect of the small GTPase, Rab10 on membrane growth and cellularization of the early Drosophila embryo. Elliott Holt

178A    Dissolution of electron-dense plaques during myoblast fusion Stefanie Lübke

179B    Identification of proteins required for prefusion complex dissolution. Michaela Papendieken

180C    Roles of catalytic and noncatalytic class II PI3K splice variants in autophagy Jean-Francois Groulx

181A    The Sorting Nexin Snazarus regulates autophagosome-lysosome fusion Steve Jean

182B    Cdk5 enhances Basal Autophagy by phosphorylating Acinus NILAY NANDI

183C    Zonda is a novel early component of the autophagy pathway Pablo Wappner

184A    Manipulation of targeted mitochondrial DNA double strand breaks in a Drosophila model Adam Spierer

185B    Uncovering the subcellular trafficking routes of secreted molecules within secondary cells Felix Castellanos

186C    Sequential trafficking events target White transporter to pigment granules Sheng Zhang

187A    ER Stress Delays the Cell Cycle in Drosophila Syncytial Embryos Ryan Kyger

188B    Fic-mediated AMPylation of the ER chaperone BiP is required to maintain visual neurotransmission Andrew Moehlman

189C    Modeling of axonal endoplasmic reticulum network by spastic paraplegia proteins Cahir O'Kane

190A    A deficiency screen for genetic interactors of Jagunal in the Drosophila compound eye Nicole Rodrigues

191B    A Novel Role of VCP in Maintaining the Nuclear Structure and Function of End-Dividing Cells Ya-Chu Chang

192C    Nuclear Wash functions in multiple nuclear complexes to affect nuclear morphology and processes. Jeffrey Verboon

193A    Stratum, a Homolog of the Human GEF Mss4, Partnered with Rab8 Controls the Basal Restriction of Basement Membrane Proteins in Polarized Epithelial Cells Olivier Devergne

194B    X-ray crystallography and computational molecular dynamics of Drosophila striated muscle myosin II isoforms predict a basis for isoform-specific properties James Caldwell

195C    Defining the role of mechanotransduction downstream of prostaglandin signaling in regulating border cell migration EMILY TOOMBS

Cell Biology & Signal Transduction

196A    Hedgehog signaling modulates intercellular calcium waves through an incoherent feed-forward loop in the wing disc Pavel Brodskiy

197B    Characteristics and differential spatio-temporal profiling of Shaggy protein isomers revealed by CRISPR genome engineering Dagmara Korona

198C    Building a functional regulator of Wg signaling: The β-catenin destruction complex Kristina Schaefer

199A    The exon junction complex regulates the splicing of cell polarity gene dlg1 to control Wingless signaling in development Alan Zhu

200B    Generating a new genetic tool for investigation of the requirements for Mothers against dpp (Mad) Sheila Mosallaei

201C    The phosphatase Dullard dephosphorylates Mad to terminate BMP signaling Hugo Urrutia

202A    The Drosophila xylosyltransferase Shams modulates the balance between Notch cis-inhibition and trans-activation by Delta. Ashutosh Pandey

203B    Tribbles interacts with Neuralized to regulate Notch signaling Anna Shipman

204C    An overexpression screen identifies genes that regulate intercellular signaling Moe Wada

205A    An aberrant Notch signaling controls metabolic reprogramming during tumor formation Cheng-Wei Wang

206B    A feedback loop linking Notch signaling and epigenetic silencing Alan Zhu

207C    Hipk induces tumorigenesis in Drosophila Esther Verheyen

208A    A miR-285-Yki/Mask double-negative feedback loop mediates blood-brain barrier integrity in Drosophila Xiaolin Bi

209B    Role of ubiquitination in trafficking of Fat signaling pathway components Jyoti Misra

210C    In vitro and in vivo Yki protein interactome in Drosophila melanogaster Heya Zhao

211A    Ras is Required for Toll Signalling in the Drosophila Embryo Jay Lusk

212B    Distinct Transcriptional Mechanisms Account for the Autonomous and Nonautonomous Inhibition of Growth Induced by Fat Body Toll Signaling. Nigel Muhammad

213C    Somatic activation of Rolled/ERK, downstream of EGFR, synchronizes spermatogonial proliferation in Drosophila testis Samir Gupta

214A    Germ cell transit amplification is non-autonomously regulated by the EGFR downstream target, miRNA bantam, in Drosophila testis Chetanchandra Joshi

215B    Search for a novel small molecule inhibitor of PLCγ Chitra Naidu

216C    Capicua preferentially binds to dually phosphorylated ERK by recognizing altered conformation of the hydrophobic pocket of the ERK DRS domain Sayantanee Paul

217A    Characterization of novel epidermal growth factor receptor target genes implicated in Drosophila development Sergey Svintozelskiy

218B    The “gatekeeper” function of Drosophila Seven-in-Absentia (SINA) E3 ligase and its human homologs, SIAH1 and SIAH2, is highly conserved for proper RAS signal transduction Robert Van Sciver

219C    Sequential Activation of Pointed Initiates Oenocyte Specification GUOLUN WANG

220A    Nutrient regulated spargel/dPGC1 expression is essential for Drosophila oogenesis MOHAMMAD BASAR

221B    Structure-function analysis of β-arrestin Kurtz reveals its role in epithelial morphogenesis as a regulator of the Fog-Mist signaling pathway Fei Chai

222C    Improving the Molecular Toolkit to Study Muscle Differentiation Emily Czajkowski

223A    Defining the interactions of Aret and Vasa in muscle fiber specific alternative splicing Sandy Oas

224B    canB2, a calcium binding subunit of Calcineurin, is required for maintaining calcium homeostasis in indirect flight muscles of Drosophila Ruchi Jhonsa

225C    Histamine Recycling Is Mediated by CarT, a Carcinine Transporter in Drosophila Photoreceptors Ying Xu

226A    Adult muscle formation requires Drosophila importin-7 for proliferation of wing disc-associated muscle precursors Kumar Vishal

227B    Overactivation of innate immune processes disrupts muscle homeostasis in Drosophila melanogaster Nicole Green

228C    The organization & development of tricellular junctions in Drosophila epithelia Till Matzat

229A    Dissecting the interaction between APC2 and ApepP in regulation of Beta-catenin protein levels Hannah Kolev

Cell Division and Growth Control

230B    The Role of Actin-Microtubule Crosslinker Shortstop in Cell Division Evan Dewey

231C    Function of the Iron-sulfur Cluster Assembly Protein Ciao1 in Growth Regulation in Drosophila Jean Jung

232A    Differential regulation of Cyclin E by Yorkie-Scalloped signaling in organ development Zhiqiang Shu

233B    Genetic Control of Tissue-Specific Growth in the Larval Trachea of Drosophila Kayla Wilson

234C    Spindle Orientation: How Complex is the Complex? Daniel Bergstralh

235A    Break-induced replication in the Drosophila germline Travis Karg

236B    Investigating the Mcm10/RecQ4 genetic interaction in Drosophila Melanogaster Christopher Knuckles

237C    FLYINGLOW: biological effects of protracted low radiation doses in Drosophila melanogaster Giovanni Cenci

238A    Highways for repair: nuclear actin and myosin drive the relocalization of heterochromatic DNA damages to the nuclear periphery during homologous recombination. Irene Chiolo

239B    Impact of chromatin modifications on heterochromatic double strand break repair laetitia Delabaere

240C    Utilization of transient secondary-structure forming sequences during alternative end joining repair of double-strand breaks Terrence Hanscom

241A    Dicentric Ring-X chromosomes have clustered breakpoints indicating fragile regions. Hunter Hill

242B    The role of DmBlm in repair of simple DNA double-strand breaks Jeannine LaRocque

243C    Cell cycle re-entry in the optic lobes of the adult Drosophila brain Shyama Nandakumar

244A    Role of Polyploid Glial Cells in the Peripheral Nervous System Laura Frawley

245B    Variant cell cycles ensure a functional blood-brain barrier in Drosophila Jessica Von Stetina

246C    Jim lovell (lov) is a Regulator of Larval Endopolyploid Growth Fanli Zhou

247A    Investigating the role of inflammatory cytokines on tumor progression and metastasis in a Drosophila cancer model Kirti Snigdha

248B    The Hippo Pathway Acts as a Gatekeeper to Restrict EGFR/Ras Driven Tumorigenesis Fisun Hamaratoglu

249C    A non-apoptotic function of the caspase Ice regulates Drosophila tracheal length downstream of Hippo signaling Saoirse McSharry

250A    Warts signaling coordinates organ growth with body size through regulation of ecdysone Kim Rewitz

251B    Maintenance of tissue homeostasis by mechanical stress sensing Kenta Morimoto

252C    Drosophila imaginal disc growth factor 2 is involved in energy balance, detoxification, and defense Michal Zurovec

Cell Death and Immunity

253A    IAP-antagonist expression is not sufficient to induce caspase activation during Drosophila endogenous cell death Sarah Neuman

254B    Using DGRP sequenced genomes to identify modifiers of cell death in Drosophila eyes Jacob Khoussine

255C    Effect of Adenosine Signaling on Apoptosis in Imaginal Disc Cells Lucie Kucerova

256A    spargel/dPGC-1 knockdown protects epithelial cell death in the wings like a proapoptotic gene. Tomilowo Abijo

257B    ABC Transporters are required for nurse cell corpse clearance in Drosophila melanogaster. Clarissa Santoso

258C    Identification of novel regulators of apoptosis Alicia Shields

259A    Cell Cycle Regulation of Apoptosis in Drosophila melanogaster Ananya Chakravarti

260B    Overgrowth promoting role of Drosophila macrophages Neha Diwanji

261C    Role of hemocyte autophagy in modulating inflammatory responses to infection in the fat body Mobina Roshandell

262A    Hemocytes promote a local Antimicrobial Peptide response in the Respiratory Epithelium and Fat Body of adult Drosophila Rowan Baginsky

263B    The Drosophila Chitinase-Like Protein IDGF3 is involved in Protection against Nematodes and in Wound Healing Ulrich Theopold

264C    miR-34 Modulates Innate Immunity and Ecdysone Signaling in Drosophila XIAOPENG XIONG

265A    Using the Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel to identify novel genes utilized in the immune response to the West Nile virus subtype Kunjin virus Laura Ahlers

266B    Production and detection of Vago and virus induced RNA-1 (vir-1) in Drosophila melanogaster using monospecific antisera during Nora virus infection Wilfredo Lopez

267C    Pathogenicity of Nora virus in Germ-free Drosophila melanogaster Makayla Nemecek

268A    Precise Regulation of Developmental Apoptosis in Drosophila Neural Stem Cells Antoine Borensztejn

269B    Identifying Enhancers in a Novel Cluster of Immune-Responsive Genes in Drosophila melanogaster Marley Hilleger

270C    Role of brain-specific NF-κB-dependent mmunity in Drosophila lifespan determination and age-related neurodegeneration Stanislava Chtarbanova

271A    Physical interactions between larval hemocytes and fat body are affected by infection and nutrient status, with regulation of the interaction depending on different pathways in the two tissues, as well as on metabolic and immune status of the animal Eniola Ogundipe

272B    Dynamic interplay between bacterial growth and the host immune response generates a stochastic outcome of infection Nicolas Buchon

273C    Investigating the impact of chronic infection on male reproduction in Drosophila melanogaster Moria Chambers

274A    How EF, a cAMP-inducing toxin from Bacillus anthracis, blocks Rab11-dependent trafficking Annabel Guichard

275B    Coxiella burnetii infection in Drosophila melanogaster: key factors in pathogenesis Zachary Howard

276C    Comparative Transcriptomics of the D. melanogaster Response to Bacterial Infection Brian Lazzaro

277A    The transcription factor CrebA promotes disease tolerance upon bacterial infection Katia Troha

Physiology, Metabolism & Aging

278B    Trade-offs between fecundity and survival in starvation-selected fly populations Tammara Beeghly

279C    Physiological Evolution in Starvation-Selected Drosophila Allen Gibbs

280A    Hypergravity, Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress, and the Unfolded Protein Response in Drosophila. Ravikumar Hosamani

281B    The effects of altered lactate dehydrogenase expression on aging in Drosophila melanogaster Dani Long

282C    Exposing Adult Flies to Daily Intoxicating Doses of Ethanol Affects their Midgut Morphology and the Tolerance of their Progeny to the Drug Mariano Loza-Coll

283A    The control of fat storage by splicing factor 2 (SF2) in Drosophila Ryan Bennick

284B    Evaluation of the effect of resveratrol on genotoxicity of nicotine, by wing spot test in Drosophila melanogaster Mauro Magaña-Acosta

285C    The regulation of lipid storage by TRA and TRA2 in Drosophila Cezary Mikoluk

286A    Genetics and plasticity of physiological performance in Drosophila across development Kristi Montooth

287B    Constructing a Graphical Model of the Drosophila melanogaster metabolome Vishal Oza

288C    Functional analysis of the DHR78 nuclear receptor in adults Sophia Praggastis

289A    Closing the Genotype-Phenotype Gap with Metabolomics Daniel Promislow

290B    Unique Lifestyle and Metabolism of Drosophila lutzii, a Floridosa Species Group Fly Juan Riesgo-Escovar

291C    The microRNA miR-33 is a regulator of lipid homeostasis in D. melanogaster Dan Fu Ruan

292A    MicroRNAs controling body fat content Jin Seo

293B    The Drosophila HNF4 nuclear receptor is required in the oenocytes for cuticular integrity and adult survival Gilles Storelli

294C    Biochemical and physiological analyses of Drosophila fat body and heart during overnutrition Bryon Tuthill

295A    Mondo/dChREBP functions in the Dsk neurons to regulate nutrient storage in Drosophila Niahz Wince

296B    Microbial quantity contributes to Drosophila nutrition. Erin Keebaugh

297C    Localization of histamine to specific regions of the gut in Drosophila melanogaster. Daniel Beachnau

298A    An Anti-Stress Command Peptide Regulating Reproduction in Drosophila melanogaster Matthew Meiselman

299B    Roles of Drosophila Lipin in the Control of Normal Development Xeniya Rudolf

300C    Juvenile hormone mimic methoprene regulates the ecdysone response by modifying Ecdysone Receptor function Rebecca Spokony

301A    The Effect of Gut Microiota on Starvation Resistance. Rachel Hughes

302B    Mechanisms Regulating Tolerance to Oxidative Stress in Drosophila melanogaster Dan Zhou

303C    Mitonuclear interactions alter the impact of diet restriction on starvation resistance, and aging in Drosophila Brian Franklin

304A    Regulation of mitochondrial function by the Condensin II complex Michelle Longworth

305B    Sexual Asymmetry in dTOR Regulation of Mitochondria John Santiago

306C    Epigenetic effects of aging on the germline of Drosophila melanogaster Alexandra Erwin

307A    Gut Bacteria Supplements – Best Frenemies? Kaitlyn Grayson

308B    Neuronal expression of an evolutionary conserved metallophosphodiesterase regulates Drosophila lifespan. Kriti Gupta

309C    Proteasome Subunit Overexpression Reduces Protein Aggregates and Extends Lifespan Jae Hur

310A    Intestinal Microbes Shorten The Host Lifespan With Increased Intestinal Permeability In Drosophila melanogaster Hye-Yeon Lee

311B    Escargot is Required for Accumulation of Atypical Intestinal Cells Caused by Aging Charles Choi

312C    Two Cytochrome p450s Essential for Peritrophic Matrix Synthesis Sean Conway

313A    The effect of male and female genotype on post-mating gut remodeling in female Drosophila melanogaster Melissa White

314B    Tissue-specific insulin signaling mediates female sexual appeal Tatyana Fedina

315C    Innate immune signaling in the Drosophila larval fat body disrupts nutrient storage Brittany Martinez

316A    Activin-Beta/TGF-Beta signaling in skeletal muscle controls insulin/TOR signaling, metabolism, and body size Lindsay Moss-Taylor

317B    Fat body insulin signaling and the immune response Laura Musselman

318C    High fat diet-induced TGF-β/Gbb signaling provokes insulin resistance through the tribbles expression Kweon Yu

319A    Functional study of P450 enzymes controlling development in Drosophila Ruoying Lu

320B    The microbiota affects Alcohol Dehydrogenase protein levels and the response to alcohol Malachi Blundon

321C    A Neuroendocrine Network Connecting Gustatory Signals to Developmental Timing in Drosophila Mikkal Blick

322A    GWAS as a tool for identifying exercise response genes in Drosophila Melanogaster Louis Watanabe

323B    Host metabolism in determining microbiome composition using Drosophila mitonuclear introgression lines Bianca Brown

324C    Characterization of female reproductive tract secretions in Drosophila melanogaster Caitlin McDonough


325A    Molecular Analysis of the Role of SOLO in Meiotic Sister Chromatid Cohesion Elsie Adams

326B    Role of drop dead in Spermatogenesis Anika Benske

327C    Characterizing the role of Ecdysone induced protein 74EF in the length of sperm in males and seminal receptacle in females of D. melanogaster Sharif Chebbo

328A    Two novel related genes required for post-meiotic mitochondrial shaping in Drosophila spermatogenesis Katherine Copenhaver

329B    Mitochondrial-Nuclear Interactions and the Thermal Sensitivity of Male Reproduction Abhilesh Dhawanjewar

330C    Dynamic expression of an architectural protein Suppressor of Hairy-wing is required in spermatogenesis Tingting Duan

331A    Characterization and rescue of mulet, a mutation that disrupts spermatid individualization in Drosophila melanogaster James Fabrizio

332B    Characterization of a Drosophila ortholog of SLC25A46 which is required for mitochondrial shaping during spermatogenesis Vivienne Fang

333C    Fertility and sperm storage in aged Drosophila males Solomon Friedman

334A    Characterizing the Role of Rough Deal (Rod) Protein in Drosophila Male Meiosis Qiutao He

335B    Investigating spermatogenesis in the haplodiploid jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis Angel Jing

336C    Evaluating ring canal function during spermatogenesis Ronit Kaufman

337A    Testis-specific ATP synthase subunits associated with shaping mitochondrial membranes in the nebenkern Jonathan Lim

338B    Defective Drosophila spermatogenesis in CG4701 and nmd mutants possibly connected to faulty protein transport and peroxisome biogenesis Papa Kwadwo Morgan-Asiedu

339C    Characterizing the effects of kayak knockdown on post-copulatory sexual selection in D. melanogaster Jai Photavath

340A    Small Ubiquitin-like Modifier (SUMO) Posttranslational Modifications Mediate Critical Regulatory Events during Drosophila Spermiogenesis and Spermatogenesis Janet Rollins

341B    Identification of Lipid-Processing Genes Required for Eggshell Formation in Drosophila Kalyn Gackowski

342C    Autocrine Jak/Stat signaling is required in the polar cells Michelle Giedt

343A    Genetic Determinants of Germline Stability Ethan Greenblatt

344B    Regulation of Dlp cleavage by Drosophila Mmp2 Indrayani Waghmare

345C    Null mutants for calcium independent phospholipase A2 show normal male fertility but reduced female fertility Adina Wakschlag

346A    Defining the RNAs of Drosophila germ cell precursors throughout development Paul Albosta

347B    Understanding the cis- and trans-regulation of Sex lethal in the Drosophila melanogaster germline Raghav Goyal

348C    Chinmo prevents TraF production in adult male somatic gonadal cells to preserve sex identity and fertility. Lydia Grmai

349A    Sex-specific development of the germline stem cell niche is regulated by a novel doublesex - fruitless regulatory interaction Hong Zhou

350B    The PAR Complex is Required in Somatic Cyst Cells for Germ Cell Survival Susanna Brantley

351C    Identification of genes involved in oocyte specification and differentiation in Drosophila Julie Merkle

352A    The role of CTP synthase in regulation of cell migration Li-Mei Pai

Stem Cells

353B    BMP Regulation Of Germline Development During Testis Stem Cell Niche Formation Merci Best

354C    Sexual identity in the germline controls niche-germline stem cell communication Pradeep Bhaskar

355A    Epigenetic Inheritance of Centromeres in Germline Stem cells (EpICS) Anna Dattoli

356B    Ecdysone signaling controls germline stem cell maintenance by promoting expression of distinct RNA-binding proteins. Danielle Finger

357C    A transcriptomic approach to identify new genes required for Germline Stem Cell maintenance in Drosophila melanogaster María Lobo-Pecellín

358A    Signaling via a G-protein coupled receptor increases male germline stem cell division frequency in response to mating. Manashree Malpe

359B    The role of H1 in germline stem cells maintenance Jianquan Ni

360C    Wuho controls mitosis accuracy of germ cells for meiosis entry in drosophila females Elham Rastegari

361A    Characterizing Chinmo: Structure-Function Analysis of a Stem Cell Sex-Maintenance Factor Leanna Rinehart

362B    Thickveins, a BMP receptor, determines the Size of the Primordial Germ Cell Pool via the Soma through a Non-Canonical BMP signaling Chen Yuan Tseng

363C    Control of germline stem cell differentiation by Polycomb and Trithorax group genes in the niche microenvironment. Fu Yang

364A    Drosophila intestinal stem cells express multiple autocrine and paracrine ligands to maintain homeostasis David Doupé

365B    The Chromatin Remodeling Factor Kismet/CHD7 Controls Intestinal Stem Cell Proliferation Louis Gervais

366C    A New Bioinformatics Tool to Integrate Data from Genome-wide Screens into Cytoscape Networks Armen Halajyan

367A    Mitochondrial Pyruvate Metabolism Suppresses Stem Cell Proliferation Dona Wisidagama

368B    Post-transcriptional regulation of Ttk69 by Sina and Phyl promotes enteroendocrine cell specification Chang Yin

369C    Regulation of crystal cells by Activinβ signaling and neuronal activity Itrat Batool

370A    Transcriptional changes in Drosophila hemocytes following cholinergic stimulation Leire Herboso

371B    Exploring cell type specific gene expression profiles within the adult Drosophila gonads Miriam Akeju

372C    Cell-Cell Adhesion Controlled by Hedgehog Signaling Establishes Precursors for Germline Stem Cell Niches Chun-Ming Lai

373A    A Switch in Cortical Binding Mode is Essential for Asymmetric Segregation of Fate Determinants in Drosophila neural stem cells. Matthew Hannaford

374B    Investigating Mechanisms of Asymmetric Cell Division and Epigenetic Inheritance Patterns at Specific Genomic Loci Elizabeth Kahney

375C    Ribosomal DNA sequence is required for nonrandom sister chromatid segregation during asymmetric division of Drosophila male germline stem cells George Watase

376A    A Tunable Rate of Commitment Enables Stem Cell Scaling During Resizing of Adult Organs XinXin Du

Neural Development and Physiology

377B    A novel role for Plexin A in photoreceptor axon guidance Jessica Douthit

378C    Dscam1 signaling and function in growth cones. Azadeh Izadifar

379A    The PP2A serine/threonine phosphatase complex functions in regulating dendritic diversification Shatabdi Bhattacharjee

380B    Motor neuron-glial interactions require distinct contribution from BMP ligands, Dpp and Gbb Mathieu BARTOLETTI

381C    Secreted Notum Coordinates Synaptogenesis via Extracellular Regulation of Wnt Wingless Trans-synaptic Signaling Danielle Kopke

382A    Tao negatively regulates Drosophila neuromuscular junction formation Ryan Salemme

383B    Orchestrating neurons that derive from different neuronal progenitor pools in the fly visual center Makoto Sato

384C    NF-Y acts in a temporal cascade in Drosophila medulla neuroblasts to control neural fates Thinh Tran

385A    The effect of developmental exposure to nicotine on dopamine expression in Drosophila melanogaster Norma Velazquez Ulloa

386B    Susceptibility Lipid Phosphate Phosphatase gene possibly involved in Glial morphogenesis. Jin-Hyeon Choi

387C    Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Glial Development Jennifer Jemc

388A    Effects of Hippo signaling pathway genes on glia proliferation during Drosophila embryogenesis. Yejin Park

389B    Assessment of Developmental Toxicity Potential of Glyphote-Based Herbicides Using Drosophila melanogaster Primary Embryonic Stem Cell Cultures Jesse Argueta

390C    Role of JAK/STAT signaling in the Optic Lobe Development Tetsuo Yasugi

391A    Regulation of Drosophila Glutamate receptor subunit abundance by optimus-prime, a novel mRNA associated gene Dina Beeler

392B    Formin-mediated regulation of dendritic cytoskeletal architecture and behavior in a model of Charcot-Marie-Tooth sensory neuropathy Jenna Harris

393C    N-terminal Gcm Confers Specific Degradation Signals That Regulate Drosophila Gliogenesis Xi Xiao

394A    Glia-derived ubiquitin E3 ligase dSmurf regulates glia-MB axon interactions and Drosophila behaviors via Fused Changyan Chen

395B    Basic and invertebrate neuroscience funding at NINDS Daniel Miller

Neural Circuits and Behavior

396C    Serotonin Receptors Modulate Responses to Methamphetamine and Cocaine Charles Nichols

397A    Nitric oxide signaling and ethanol sensitivity in Drosophila Rebecca Schmitt

398B    Role of Eclosion Hormone in ​Drosophila​ Ecdysis Valeria Silva Moeller

399C    Executive and Adaptive Components of a Motivated Behavior Are Differentially Governed by Distinct Isoforms of a Hormone Receptor Feici Diao

400A    The gut microbiota affects learning and immunity in Drosophila Michael DeNieu

401B    Parallel Hormonal Pathways in Drosophila Courtship Memories Sang Soo Lee

402C    Assessing motivational drive to attain ethanol in Drosophila melanogaster. Nicholas Mei

403A    Ras acts as a memory suppressor in the Drosophila mushroom body. Nathaniel Noyes

404B    Octopaminergic activity mediates state-dependent alcohol reward memory expression. Kavin Nunez

405C    The nuclear receptor Hr46/DH3 is required in the blood brain barrier for male courtship Brigitte Dauwalder

406A    Characterization of a novel gene required for Drosophila melanogaster mating Sadaf Zaki

407B    Dystonia-gene homologues regulate sleep robustness and synaptic development in Drosophila James Jepson

408C    Regulation of sleep by the IGF-II mRNA-binding protein (Imp) in Drosophila zhenxing liu

409A    Excessive food intake after starvation increases sleep in Drosophila melanogaster Josue Regalado

410B    Identification of Neural Circuitry and Genes that Control Sleep Need Lawrence Satterfield

411C    A novel screen identifies a role for the histone variant H3.3 and its chaperone Hira in Drosophila aggressive behavior Shaun Davis

412A    Geotaxis Analysis of Nora virus Infected Drosophila melanogaster Amanda McCown

413B    Octopamine drives endurance exercise adaptations in Drosophila Alyson Sujkowski

414C    Novel olfactory coding mechanisms in response to DEET and other compounds Jonathan Clark

415A    Odorant sensitivity is regulated by Orco phosphorylation in Drosophila Hao Guo

416B    A broad-spectrum olfactory neuron for odorant valence determination through statistical modeling Joel Kowalewski

417C    Olfactory Preferences and Parasite-Host Interactions of the Mushroom Fly Drosophila falleni and its Parasitic Nematode Howardula aoronymphium James Cevallos

418A    The Cellular Basis of Behavioral Responses to Odor-Mixtures in Drosophila larvae Scott Kreher

419B    Organization and Function of Drosophila Odorant Binding Proteins Jennifer Sun

420C    Dissection of Bitter sensing Gustatory Receptors in Drosophila melanogaster Seeta Poudel

421A    Modeling alcoholism in the fly: Circuit mapping of sexually-dimorphic alcohol behaviors Annie Park

422B    Neural Modulation of Drosophila Oviposition Circuit Daniel Suto

423C    Circadian rhythm affected by temperature control of Drosophila melanogaster SUMMER GUL

424A    Translational profiling of the Drosophila head fat body yields insights into the function of the adipose tissue clock Amy Yu

425B    Cellular and molecular dissection of cold nociception in Drosophila Atit Patel

426C    CNS glia in adult Drosophila alcohol sensitivity Kristen Lee

427A    Characterization of a novel mediator of nociception in adult Drosophila melanogaster Bu-Guk Pil

428B    Genes Underlying Behavioral Immunity Identified by Genome-Wide Association Michael Martin

Models of Human Disease: Neurodegeneration and Neurological Disorders

429C    Parallel screens in Drosophila and human cell lines to identify modifiers of tau accumulation Hilary Chester

430A    p62/SQSTM1 is required for neurotoxicity in a Drosophila model of C9orf72-ALS. Kathleen Cunningham

431B    Effects of insomniac Knockdown on Alzheimer’s-like Pathology in Aβ42-expressing Drosophila Jerry DeWitt

432C    Effects of Estriol on Aβ-induced Pathology in a Drosophila Model of Alzheimer’s Disease Shiron Drusinsky

433A    Profiling the brain transcriptome and proteome in a Drosophila model of Alzheimer’s disease CAIWEI GUO

434B    Light-Dependent Endolysosomal Defects in a Photoreceptor Model of Alzheimer's Disease Adam Haberman

435C    BMP signaling improves locomotion and survival in a Drosophila model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Aaron Held

436A    A new Drosophila lysosomal protein with functions in stress resistance and neuroprotection in Parkinson disease models Abdul-Raouf Issa

437B    Presenilin and Nicastrin knockdon in adult neurons of Drosophila causes age-dependent neurodegeneration, behavioral deficits and shrotend lifespan Jongkyun Kang

438C    Synthetic lethal screen in Drosophila reveals connections between Huntington’s disease and ALS Kavitha Kannan

439A    Functional validation of an Alzheimer’s disease susceptibility gene network Tom Lee

440B    Large-scale functional analysis in HD Drosophila model of CAG-dependent genes identified in mouse models of HD Lifang Li

441C    Protein Network Extension to Identify Novel Modifiers of Huntington's Disease Tarik Onur

442A    Effects of genetic variation on retinal degeneration in Drosophila Rebecca Palu

443B    A comparison of lifespan in two Drosophila models of Alzheimer's disease and the effects of expression of the human chaperone protein HSP70 Erin Patterson

444C    Developing a Drosophila ALS model to reveal pathogenic mechanisms and test novel therapeutic approaches. Sarah Perry

445A    Ecdysone (Ec) signaling pathway activation can block Aβ42 mediated neurodegeneration Matthew Riccetti

446B    Understanding the role of Wingless (Wg) signaling pathway in Amyloid-beta 42 (Aβ42) mediated neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s Disease Ankita Sarkar

447C    The Use of Drosophila melanogaster as a model to Investigate the Underlying Cellular and Molecular Basis of TBI Ivan Silva

448A    Mechanism of neurodegeneration in CMT2C caused by TRPV4 mutations Brian Woolums

449B    Tip60 increases histone acetylation levels and protects against neuronal apoptosis in the Aβ neurodegenerative Drosophila brain Haolin Zhang

450C    PINK1-dependent Phosphorylation of PINK1 and Parkin Is Essential for Mitochondrial Quality Control Na Zhuang

451A    Determining pathogenicity of variants observed in CMG/UDN patients and molecular mechanisms associated with mutations in CACNA1A Xi Luo

452B    Identification and characterization of novel modifiers for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Graziadaniela Raffa

453C    To investigate the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Drosophila models of ALS Aditi Singh Singh

454A    Defining the transcriptional & behavioral defects of KDM5 mutations associated with Intellectual Disability. sumaira zamurrad

455B    The Effect of Rhodiola rosea on a Drosophila melanogaster Model of Huntington’s Disease Jasmin Arabit

456C    Phosphorylation of serine residues of mutant huntingtin contributes to metabolic function in Huntington’s disease in Drosophila Megha Chatterjee

457A    Detrimental effects of mutant huntingtin beyond neurons: Alteration of metabolic activity in Drosophila Priya Lakra

458B    Prion-like transmission of mutant huntingtin aggregates in Drosophila brains Margaret Pearce

459C    Drug Screening in Drosophila Tom Hartl

460A    A clinically proven chemical inhibitor rescues Down-syndrome-related phenotypes by inhibition of DYRK1A/minibrain Kyu-Sun Lee

461B    Drug screening in Drosophila Tamy Portillo Rodriguez

462C    The loop region of Presenilin is essential for Glycogen synthase Kinase-3β mediated axonal transport in Drosophila larval axons Rupkatha Banerjee

463A    The Effects of Rapamycin and Alpha-tocopherol in Lethality and Toxicity of sdhA Mutants Rheba Sam

464B    Rapamycin as a potential treatment for succinate dehydrogenase deficiency Eugenia Villa-Cuesta

465C    Cell-specific translatomic analysis of injury induced nociceptive sensitization. Kyle Beauchemin

466A    Regulators of BMP signaling control injury induced nociceptive sensitization Courtney Brann

467B    Thermal injury results in nociceptive sensitization Giselle Dion

468C    SCFSlmb recognizes a conserved degron within the survival motor neuron (SMN) self-interaction domain to mediate ubiquitylation of SMN and SMN∆7 isoforms A. Gregory Matera

Models of Human Disease: Developmental and Physiological Disorders

469A    Abberant planar spindle orientation induces epithelial plasticity in Drosophila Yuichiro Nakajima

470B    The role of planar cell polarity (PCP) signaling in tumor progression in Drosophila Joy Wan

471C    Modulation of autophagy and Nrf2 signaling ameliorate defects caused by cardiac expression of mutant lamins Shruti Bhide

472A    Nascent polypeptide Associated Complex-alpha is required for cardiac morphogenesis, particularly during cardiac remodeling in Drosophila. Analyne Schroeder

473B    Hypertrophic and Dilated Cardiomyopathy Myosin Mutations Cause Severe Striated Muscle Defects in a Drosophila Model Adriana Trujillo

474C    Neuropeptide F is a Target of Developmental Ethanol Exposure in Drosophila melanogaster Amanda Guevara

475A    The effect of dietary modifications on the expression of fetal alcohol syndrome in Drosophila melanogaster Patricia Khouderchah

476B    Identification of rare disease patients with variants in TBX2, TBX3, and molecular functional studies by using Drosophila ning liu

477C    Establishing Drosophila melanogaster as a model for the identification of environmental chemicals that confer risk of autism in genetically susceptible individuals Kimberly Nguyen

478A    Genetic and environmental modifiers of lethality in a Drosophila model of NGLY1 deficiency indicate potential therapeutic approaches Katie Owings

479B    Regulation of Dpp release by Irk2 is required for proper Drosophila wing development Sarala Pradhan

480C    O-glycosylation is required for peritrophic membrane formation to maintain gut homeostasis in Drosophila Liping Zhang

481A    Exploring the molecular mechanism of DrosophilaThin/dTRIM32 implicated in the pathogenesis of Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy 2H. SIMRANJOT BAWA

482B    Genetic Basis and Amelioration of Mutant Lamin-Induced Progressive Skeletal Muscle Dysfunction Sahaana Chandran

483C    Stress and DGC collaboratively regulate muscle dystrophy pathways Ibrahim Omer Cicek

484A    Locomotor activity of dystrophy mutant larvae of Drosophila melanogaster Nataliia Holub

485B    Effects of Protein Expression Manipulation on Muscle Structure and Function in Inclusion Body Myopathy-3 Kimberley Manalo

486C    Genetic Variation for Diabetic-like Traits in the Fly Disease Model Xuan Zhuang

487A    RNA-Sequencing of Drosophila melanogaster Head Tissue on Various Obesogenic Diets Wayne Hemphill

488B    Gently induced exercise in adult Drosophila exhibits genetic- and sex-specific interactions with larval diet Kelsey Lowman

489C    The Effects of a High Fat Diet on Memory, Olfaction and Transcriptional Response of the Head in Drosophila melanogaster. Osvaldo Rivera

490A    SOCS36E, Neurobehavioral Traits and Lifespan, in the Drosophila Melanogaster High Sugar Obesity-like State Silvienne Sint Jago

491B    The Drosophila TNFα ortholog Eiger regulates tissue tension and cell shape changes through the Crumbs complex to facilitate macrophage tissue invasion Daria Siekhaus

492C    β-catenin is a pH Sensor with Decreased Stability at Higher pH Bree Grillo-Hill

493A    From Gut to Brain: The behavioral consequences of atrazine exposure on the Drosophila microbiome Siti Nur Sarah Morris

494B    Loss of mitochondrial tRNA processing as a model for mitochondrial disease Aditya Sen

Evolution & Population Genetics

495C    New Drosophila reference genomes reveal previously hidden genetic variation Mahul Chakraborty

496A    Functional Study of Nuclear-Encoded Mitochondrial Duplicated Genes with Testis-biased Expression in Drosophila melanogaster Mohammadmehdi Eslamieh

497B    Selection Across Environmental Gradients Leads to the Establishment of Chromosomal Inversions in Populations Zach Fuller

498C    Transposable element expression over embryonic development in male and female embryos of Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. miranda Lauren Gibilisco

499A    The recombination landscape of Drosphila virilis under hybrid dysgenesis Lucas Hemmer

500B    The impact of regional climate variables on genome size evolution in Drosophila species Carl Hjelmen

501C    Functional analyses of the transposable element-derived genes DPLG1 and DPLG4 in Drosophila melanogaster Diwash Jangam

502A    Lessons learned from an examination of genome size variation in inbred lines of D. melanogaster J. Spencer Johnston

503B    Investigating the function of Drosophila zinc finger genes in transposable element silencing Bhavathanini Kasinathan

504C    The geographic and haplotypic structure of polymorphisms in centromeric regions. Charles Langley

505A    Functional Analysis of Dntf-2r and Ran-like Nuclear Transport Retrogenes in Drosophila melanogaster. Ayda Mirsalehi

506B    A major role for retrotransposons in the expansion of the Drosophila ananassae F element Laura Reed

507C    Temporally Varying Selection and its Influence on Genetic Variation Alyssa Bangerter

508A    The role of detoxification gene Cyp12d1 in resistance to caffeine in Drosophila Dianarys Hernandez-Aquino

509B    Effects of saturation deficit on water balance related traits in seasonal populations of a tropical drosophilid-Zaprionus indianus Bhawna Kalra

510C    Probabilistic invasion dynamics in the fly gut microbiota Benjamin Obadia

511A    Genetic structure of Drosophila mediopunctata populations in remnants of Brazilian Atlantic forest using microsatellite markers located on chromosomes without inversions Rafael Penha

512B    Functional genomic landscape reveals population differentiation and adaptation in reproductive proteins Craig Stanley

513C    Introgression-derived segregation distortion promotes unlikely gene flow Christopher Leonard

514A    Investigating the chromosomal and nuclear organization of the Neo-Y chromosome of Drosophila Miranda with Hi-C Kevin Wei

515B    Molecular changes responsible for de novo gene origination Logan Blair

516C    Resolving Copy Number, Order, And Expression Differences Within Highly-Similar, Tandemly-Repeated Multigene Families: Sdic, A Case Study Bryan Clifton

517A    The fourth chromosome's impact on genome-wide patterns of gene expression Christopher Kimber

518B    Has jim contributed to wing shape divergence in Drosophila? Jennifer Lachowiec

519C    Precise genetic basis of quantitative function evolution of the model gene Alcohol dehydrogenase David Loehlin

520A    Mitonuclear Epistasis Modifies Gene Expression in Drosophila James Mossman

521B    Epistasis in quantitative traits controlled by sexual differentiation in Drosophila melanogaster Daniel McNelis

522C    Genomic Regulation of Limited Lifespan and Reproductive Senescence Grace Parker

523A    Population genomics of incipient speciation in the Drosophila athabasca species complex Ryan Bracewell

524B    The molecular basis of hybrid sterility in two subspecies of Drosophila pseudoobscura Nora Brown

525C    The Ever Evolving Hybrid Incompatibilty of D. melanogaster and the D. simulans Clade Jacob Cooper

526A    The Demographic History of the Drosophila nasuta Subgroup and Contributors to Reproductive Isolation Dat Mai

527B    Drosophila melanogaster is associated with distinct yeast communities within winery environments Allison Quan

528C    Genome-wide association study on the behavioral isolation in Drosophila melanogaster Chau-Ti Ting

529A    Deficiency mapping of female mate discrimination factors in Drosophila sechellia Masatoshi Tomaru

530B    Gene Expression Profiling in the Larval Fat Body of Desiccation Selected Drosophila melanogaster Adriana Charles

531C    Physiological and genomic effects of experimental evolution for desiccation resistance on Drosophila melanogaster Julianne Kim

532A    Coordination of resource availability with allocation in a natural population: lifespan and its heritability across dietary regimes Enoch Ng'oma

533B    Patterns of physiological decline due to age and selection in Drosophila melanogaster Parvin Shahrestani

534C    Reassessment of linkage disequilibrium patterns in Drosophila three decades later Fabiana Uno

535A    Characterization of Genetic Basis of Adult Reproductive Diapause in Drosophila melanogaster. Sreesankar Easwaran

536B    The hybrid swarm: whole genome association studies from ultra-shallow sequencing of a large, randomly outbred population Cory Weller

537C    Adaptation of Baculovirus via recurrent positive selection and gene turnover Thomas Hill

538A    Temperature influence on the altitudinal distribution of two sibling species of Drosophila from the Neotropical tripunctata group Marcos Batista

Evolution of Development, other Species

539B     The genetic and developmental basis of rapid trait evolution between Drosophila species Joanna Hagen

540C    The developmental transcriptome of Musca domestica embryos reveals the origin of new elements of Dpp gene regulatory network in D. melanogaster. Christian Hodar

541A    Evolutionary Dynamics of a Robust Developmental Trait: Segment Allometry across 12 Drosophila Species Gizem Kalay

542B    Functional Evolution of a Morphogenetic Gradient Chun Wai Kwan

543C    Comparative approaches to reveal underlying constraints on enhancer sequence divergence in the Drosophila Montium clade Ciera Martinez

544A    Evolution of Bicoid involved epistatic interactions between two specific amino acids in its DNA-binding domain Pinar Onal

545B    Drosophila pair-rule gene orthologs in the sequentially segmenting insect Oncopeltus fasciatus (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae). Katie Reding

546C    Microhabitat preferences of some Drosophila species, including Drosophila melanogaster and Drosophila simulans, in southeastern Connecticut Phillip Barnes

547A    Influence of the microbiota on life history adaptation in Drosophila melanogaster Amber Wise

548B    Plasticity of expression and plasticity of phenotype: temperature-modulation of ebony expression may underlie the variation of dark spots on the abdomen of Drosophila mediopunctata Felipe Rocha

549C    Proteomics and Functional Genomics of the D. grimshawii Sperm and Associated Male Reproductive Tract Tissues Timothy Karr

550A    Characterizing RNA transcripts from a “selfish” B chromosome in the jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis John Aldrich

551B    White gene from Aedes aegypti mosquitoes is sex -linked and is involved in the toxicity of Cry4B toxin from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis Jianwu Chen

552C    Butterfly eye evo-devo: stochastic patterning and expanded color vision Michael Perry

553A    The Conserved Pair-Rule Gene odd-paired Functions as Anterior Determinant in the Moth Fly Clogmia albipunctata Via Alternative Transcription Yoseop Yoon

Patterning, Morphogenesis and Organogenesis

554B    Classic Meiotic Mapping Meets Illumina Sequencing to Identify New Regulators of gurken Translation Elias Jacobs

555C    Semaphorin-1b is required for oocyte re-polarization in Drosophila melanogaster Julia Wittes

556A    Multiple Forkhead (Fkh)-domain proteins repress Bicoid-dependent gene activation in anterior regions of the developing embryo Timothy Bishop

557B    Finding transcriptional coregulators of Hox proteins in Drosophila melanogaster Narendra Singh

558C    Elimination of cells with inappropriate positional identity during Drosophila wing development Olga Klipa

559A    The extracellular protease AdamTS-B negatively regulates wing vein patterning through BMP signaling Mark Schuweiler

560B    Growth regulatory pathway collaborates with axial patterning genes to regulate patterning growth in Drosophila eye NEHA GOGIA

561C    Pax6 and Trithorax Group Proteins Together Regulate Cell Fate and Patterning in the Drosophila Eye Gary Teeters

562A    Drosophila Pax6 promotes eye antenna disc development ensuring proper head formation Jinjin Zhu

563B    Identification of systemic injury response genes in Drosophila melanogaster Jennifer Hackney

564C    Identification of genes that regulate pattern duplication during regeneration Shilpi Verghese

565A    Broad and ecdysone are required for the regulation of critical morphogenetic genes in leg discs at the onset of metamorphosis in Drosophila melanogaster Clinton Rice

566B    Mrtf has an early SRF-independent role in adult muscle development Tracy Dohn

567C    Abnormal cardiac patterning and development in akirin mutant embryos Madison Hupp

568A    Identification of Akirin-interacting partners during embryonic myogenesis Kristina Palermino-Rowland

569B    Is RAS/MAPK signaling required for muscle founder cell specification? Sarah Popadowski

570C    Identifying Novel Interacting Partners for the UNC-45 Chaperone in Drosophila melanogaster Daniel Smith

571A    Interaction between Akirin and Mute during embryonic myogenesis Courtney Willett

572B    Effect of Nutritional Stress on Fecundity and Maternal Provisioning of Oocytes in Drosophila melanogaster Kamryn Gerner-Mauro

573C    eyeless/Pax6 Controls Eye Development Through Initiation of the Morphogenetic Furrow Luke Baker

574A    How Males and Females Differ: Effector Genes of the Sexual Differentiation Pathway in Drosophila melanogaster Zach Farrow

575B    Trithorax Group proteins interact with Pax6 factor to control proper organ number in the Drosophila eye-antennal disc Alison Ordway

576C    Teashirt and Tiptop control growth, specification, and developmental plasticity of the Drosophila eye-antennal disc Sneha Palliyil

577A    Molecular Fate Mapping of the Drosophila Eye-Antennal Imaginal Disc Bonnie Weasner

578B    Macroglobulin complement-related (Mcr) is required for multiple morphogenetic events during Drosophila oogenesis Haifa Alhadyian

579C    Turnover and remodelling of the Drosophila heart requires matrix metalloprotease-2 (MMP2).. Chris Hughes

580A    Uncovering how Premature Cell Divisions Inhibit Ventral Furrow Formation in Drosophila Embryos Shi Jun Ko

581B    JAK/STAT signaling is necessary for cell monosis prior to epithelial cell apoptotic extrusion in the follicular epithelium of the Drosophila ovary Anne-Marie Pret

582C    Protein Phosphatase 1 activity promotes a collective rather than single cell mode of migration Yujun Chen

583A    The role of the ECM protein fibulin (fbl) on migration of the caudal visceral mesoderm (CVM) during Drosophila embryogenesis Olivia Londo

584B    Null Mutations in Imaginal disc growth factor 6 Result in Aberrant Tube Formation During Drosophila Oogenesis Liesl Strand

585C    The extracellular protease AdamTS-B plays an important role in tracheal migration during Drosophila embryogenesis Abigail Thuringer

586A    Same cells, different tubes: Dorsal appendage formation in Drosophila and Scaptodrosophila Rachel Dam

587B    Possible Functions of Obscurin (Unc-89) in Non-muscle Tissue Anja Katzemich

588C    Characterization of eggshell diversity among Drosophilidae species: signaling, patterning, and morphogenesis Alessio Russomanno

589A    Cytonemes Mediate Contact-Dependent FGF Dispersion And Gradient Formation Sougata Roy

590B    Analysis of Imaginal Disc Growth Factors (IDGF) mutants Anne Sustar

591C    Downstream targets of forkhead domain transcription factors mediating cardiogenesis Andrew Kump

592A    ­Uncoupling apical constriction from tissue invagination Se-Yeon Chung

593B    The speck gene, first identified in 1910, is a mutation in a transcript of the Dopamine acetyltransferase (Dat) gene. Eric Spana

594C    Terminal Axon Arborization In The Neuromuscular Junction Is Critically Dependent On Neuronal Expression Of Miles-To-Go (Mtgo), A Drosophila FNDC3-Like Protein J. Marsh

595A    Self-organized Notch dynamics generate stereotyped sensory organ patterns Francois Schweisguth

596B    Transcriptional bursting in Drosophila development: stochastic dynamics of eve stripe 2 expression David Holloway

597C    Dynamics of BMP gradient formation and interpretation Aydin Beseli

598A    Prospero promotes scolopale cell differentiation by repressing cap cell differentiation genes in the chordotonal organ Adel Dunayevskyy

599B    Expression of d4 and tth Genes during Drosophila Development Ilya Mertsalov

600C    In vivo expansion of functionally integrating GABAergic interneurons by targeted increase of neural progenitors Rita Sousa-Nunes

601A    The role of CDK8-CycC in regulation of Drosophila wing vein patterning Xiao Li

Regulation of Gene Expression

602B    Examining the role of promoter-proximal BEAF in gene expression. Yuankai Dong

603C    Cell-fate specification in the accessory glands of Drosophila melanogaster Giovanni Hanna

604A    The gene tfiia-s-2 encodes a testis-specific TFIIA subunit homolog in Drosophila melanogaster Joseph Mohammadi

605B    Genome-wide analysis of the conserved transcription factor Grainy head reveals stable binding to target genes over development Markus Nevil

606C    The modERN Project - Genome-wide binding profiles of Transcription Factors Alec Victorsen

607A    Mutational Analysis of the Drosophila Pol II CTD Feiyue Lu

608B    Age-related transcription changes in photoreceptor neurons are light-dependent Vikki Weake

609C    Deciphering the mechanisms of maternal versus zygotic Zelda Danielle Hamm

610A    A dual kinetic switch underlies the function of the Drosophila Hox transcription factor Sex combs reduced Dimitrios Papadopoulos

611B    Drosophila Nora Virus ORF1 Protein is Localized to the Nucleus Larissa Attema

612C    A heterodimer-based regulatory role for Drosophila truncated dADAR protein isoform function Fatemeh Kohram

613A    Broadly-expressed repressors integrate patterning across two embryonic axes through temporal control of enhancer action Theodora Koromila

614B    Control of Hox transcription factor concentration and cell-to-cell variability by an auto-regulatory switch Dimitrios Papadopoulos

615C    Maternal-effect RNAi screen for genes that affect enhancer activity in the Drosophila embryo Ashley Albright

616A    Using live imaging of mRNA synthesis to explore selection on enhancer activity in D. melanogaster embryos Augusto Berrocal

617B    Modeling Enhancer Evolution in the Drosophila montium Species Subgroup Michael Bronski

618C    A relay mechanism between the K50 homeodomain proteins Bcd and Otd controls temporal and spatial patterning of distinct target genes in anterior regions of the Drosophila embryo Rhea Datta

619A    Regulation of sexually dimorphic pigmentation alleles in the Drosophila montium subgroup Emily Delaney

620B    Genomic dimensions of Su(H)-targeted regulatory belts in Drosophila Timothy Fuqua

621C    REDfly: The Regulatory Element Database for Drosophila Marc Halfon

622A    Sequence determinants of enhancer-promoter specificity in a shared intergenic space Tim Howes

623B    Salivary gland specific DNA binding of CrebA Dorothy Johnson

624C    The co-activator, co-repressor, Su(H) concentration ratios are a major determinant of cell-specific Notch transcriptional outputs in Drosophila. Yi Kuang

625A    An enhancer’s length and composition are shaped by its regulatory task Lily Li

626B    Determinants of Transcriptional Enhancer Function in D. melanogaster Embryos Xiao-Yong Li

627C    Transcriptional dynamics of trans- vs. cis-acting enhancers in Drosophila Grace McKenzie-Smith

628A    Dissecting intertwined enhancers driving distinct patterns of CNS-specific transcription for the divergent genes dCORL and twin of eyeless on chromosome 4 Stuart Newfeld

629B    Single Molecule Imaging of RNA polymerase and Transcription Factors in Developing Drosophila Embryos Michael Stadler

630C    Regulation of αFtz-F1 Pair-Rule Function by Transcriptional Corepressors Alys Cheatle Jarvela

631A    Discrete regulatory domains control the expression of simple patterns during oogenesis Nicole Revaitis

632B    Roles of the dA2BP1 in maintaining structural protein stoichiometry and fiber diversity of Drosophila muscles KETAKI KAMBLE

633C    Alcohol dynamically alters alternative splicing in the brain Sarah Signor

634A    Translational regulation of cyclin B during G2 prophase of meiosis in Drosophila males Catherine Baker

635B    Engineering Genetic Tools to Study Drosophila Development Thomas Jacobsen

636C    The mechanism of transcriptional activation by two different transcriptional activators through a single binding site Koichi Miyagawa

637A    Characterization of a Possible IRES Site in the Nora Virus Genome Alexis Page

638B    A feedback role for Drosophila RNP-4F protein in regulation of its own translation during development Divya Soundararajan

639C    Uncovering a Role for Nucleoporin Megator as a Nuclear Scaffold Component Jennifer Aleman

640A    Disruption of X Chromosome Suppression in Drosophila melanogaster Males Lacking a Y Chromosome Kathleen Gordon

641B    The Drosophila Lysine-specific Demethylase 2, dKdm2, is not Required for Normal Development Jun-Yuan Ji

642C    Genome transcriptional activity under stress in Drosophila melanogaster: the role of the limk1 gene Ekaterina Nikitina

643A    The Activation of Cryptic lawc Gene Promoter by Small dsRNA in Drosophila S2 Cells Olga Simonova

644B    Regulation of Transcript Levels During the Maternal to Zygotic Transition Across Species of Drosophila Emily Cartwright

645C    Model Organism Encyclopedia of Regulatory Networks (modERN) Susan Celniker

646A    A Comprehensive Drosophila melanogaster Transcription Factor Interactome Leila Shokri

647B    The ab initio design of sythetic sequences driving expression of even-skipped stripe 2 Kenneth Barr

648C    Measuring the Influence of cis-Acting Changes on the Transcriptional Response to Infection in Drosophila melanogaster Bryan Ramirez-corona

649A    Interchromosomal pairing and regulation of a stochastically expressed gene in the fly retina Kayla Viets

650B    The role of Hox-cofactor interactions in vivo Siqian Feng

651C    Optogenetic activation of gene transcription with spatiotemporal resolution Lorena De Mena

652A    The genomic mechanisms of transcriptome turnover in Drosophila Ammon Thompson

653B    Dissecting the gut-microbiota-brain connection in Drosophila Scott Keith

Chromatin and Epigenetics

654C    Studying heterochromatin formation in Drosophila using single embryo ChIP Carolus Chan

655A    The Fbox protein CG6758 regulates LaminB to suppress Xbp1 induced cell death in the Drosophila eye Pedro Domingos

656B    ATAC-seq on sectioned D. melanogaster embryos reveals spatially uniform chromatin Jenna Haines

657C    Enhancer priming and decommissioning in the two major germ layers during embryonic cell fate decisions James Reddington

658A    SAGA complex modularity and chromatin interactions George Dialynas

659B    Chd1 as a modifier of position effect variegation P. Tram Bui

660C    Chromatin remodelers, nuclear bodies and neurodegenerative diseases: from fly to humans. Maria Cristina Onorati

661A    The role of TnaA on Hox gene expression in third instar larvae of Drosophila melanogaster. Marco Rosales-Vega

662B    Y chromosome sequence diversity, repeat content, and phenotypic variation in the Global Diversity Lines Emily Brown

663C    Single embryo ChIP in Drosophila allows for detection of subtle changes of chromatin in embryogenesis Carolus Chan

664A    Overexpression of HP1B and HP1C and their effects on healthspan Tandy Dolin Petrov

665B    How heterochromatin is formed at repeats and how some genes are able to function in this restrictive environment Sarah Elgin

666C    X-autosome translocations and the dominant disruption of male fertility James Kennison

667A    Identifying sequence interactions that underlie ring chromosome-induced embryonic lethality Nitin Kuppanda

668B    Spatial associations between genomic regions enriched with heterochromatic marks Grace Lee

669C    An RNA Topoisomerase Complex Interacts with RNAi Machinery to Promote Heterochromatin Formation and Transcriptional Gene-silencing Seung Kyu Lee

670A    Heterochromatin-induced Gene Silencing is Decided Early and Set Late. Keith Maggert

671B    Heterochromatin formation in D. miranda during embryonic development Shivani Mahajan

672C    Testing the heterochromatin sink hypothesis through genome size variation Alison Nguyen

673A    Elba and Insensitive are involved with GAF into Fab-7 boundary activity Francois Karch

674B    ATR and ATM Modulate Chromatin Insulator Activity and Genome Stability Through Phosphorylation of Histone H2Av at Insulator Sites Mariano Labrador

675C    Drosophila O-GlcNAcase Deletion Globally Perturbs Chromatin O-GlcNAcylation Ilhan Akan

676A    De novo recruitment of PcG proteins at giant Jumana AlHaj Abed

677B    The recognition of target gene transcriptional state by Polycomb Group proteins. Elnaz Ghotbi Ravandi

678C    Epigenetics Factors Involved in Feedback Regulation of Hox Homeostasis Devendran Sadasivam

679A    Investigating the role of nuclear pore proteins in regulating chromatin structure and gene expression Terra Kuhn

680B    Dosage compensation complex as a target of male killing Spiroplasma in Drosophila melanogaster Becky Cheng

681C    Small RNAs and the epigenetics of X-recognition Nikita Deshpande

682A    roX1 and roX2 in Drosophila melanogaster are redundant but have distinct functions in dosage compensation Maria Kim

683B    A luciferase reporter for recruitment of dosage compensation in Drosophila melanogaster Reem Makki

684C    Developing hybrid cell lines as a model for understanding homolog pairing Jumana AlHaj Abed

685A    A DNA-FISH Investigation of the Relationship between Homologous Chromosome Pairing and Transvection in Drosophila Thomas King

686B    Combined Ectopic Expression of Myb and Mip120 Causes Tumors in Drosophila Larvae Paul Vorster

687C    Chromatin remodelers involved in HP1a telomeric localization Viviana Valadez

688A    Condensin II subunit Cap-H2 is required for maintenance of telomere stability Heather Wallace

689B    The histone demethylase KDM5 as a potential new anti-apototic factor. Coralie Drelon

690C    DNA methylation is dynamic and undergoes changes during Drosophila development. Saniya Deshmukh

691A    The Tet-dependent epitranscriptome: the role of 5-hydroxymethyl Cytosine (5hmrC) in Development. Joseph Kramer

Techniques and Technology

702C    Long term ex vivo culture and live imaging of Drosophila larval imaginal discs CHIA-KANG TSAO

703A    Recent efforts to map mutations in Bloomington stocks Lily Kahsai Golden

704B    CRISPR/Cas9 survey of Drosophila modENCODE cell lines Andrew Zelhof

705C    A Genetic Toolkit for Dissecting Dopamine Circuit Function Tingting Xie

706A    Characterizing the genetic basis of behavioural isolation between Drosophila melanogaster and Drosophila simulans using CRISPR/Cas9. Jalina Bielaska Da Silva

707B    Quantification of Drive Efficiency and Resistance Allele Creation in CRISPR Gene Drives Jackson Champer

708C    Investigating parameters affecting efficiency of CRISPR guide RNAs JAMES KWON

709A    New from the TRiP: transgenic Drosophila sgRNA libraries for gene overexpression and knockout by CRISPR-Cas9 Jonathan Zirin

710B    EC-Tagging Allows Cell Type-Specific RNA Analysis Mohamed Aboukilila

711C    Ilastik- and Matlab-based computational tools for analyzing biological tubes in 3-D Ran Yang

712A    Large-scale functional genomics in Drosophila: Reagents and tools for assays, analysis, and integration. Stephanie Mohr

713B    flyDIVaS v2.0: An updated comparative genomics resource for lineage-specific divergence and selection in Drosophila Craig Stanley

714C    Using UniProtKB to aid Drosophila research Kate Warner

715A    Developing M-TRAIL: A tool to track cell migration in vivo Dong-Yuan Chen

716B     Method for Measuring Metabolism of Whole Larval Brains in Drosophila and Beyond Mia Klekos

717C    New stocks and resources at the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center Cale Whitworth

718A    Induced Cessation of Feeding in Drosophila Melanogaster Anthony Salvato