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2013 Putnam Research Fellow, Carolyn Spratford

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Carrie Spratford is the first Putnam Research Fellow. Photo: Kathy Wyss

Carolyn Spratford is a fifth-year graduate student in the Department of Biology majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Carrie has been conducting her thesis research in the laboratory of Justin Kumar. Her research project has focused on understanding the molecular and biochemical mechanisms that balance the demands of a developing tissue to increase in size against the need for that same tissue to self-organize and undergo cellular differentiation. Carrie has been examining these issues in the developing Drosophila retina, a favorite model system of many developmental biologists. A portion of Carrie’s research has just been published in the journal Development. She will be continuing with her research project through the end of the year at which time Carrie will defend her dissertation and begin her postdoctoral studies.

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