The DSPR has been and is currently being used to study the genetic basis of many different traits. Current and past projects include:

PI: Erin Kelleher
Biology and Biochemistry
University of Houston
Project: Genetic variation in TE activity

PI: Martin Kreitman
Department of Ecology and Evolution
The University of Chicago
Project: Genetic underpinnings of variable neuro-degeneration in the eye due to the expression of a human mis-folded insulin protein

PI: Anthony Long

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Irvine
Project: Chemotherapy Toxicity (see Publications)

PI: Stuart Macdonald
Department of Molecular Biosciences
University of Kansas
  • Alcohol Dehydrogenase Activity (see Publications)
  • Female Head Gene Expression (see Publications)
  • Caffeine Resistance
  • Morphology of the Posterior Lobe of the Genital Arch
  • Nicotine Resistance
  • Resistance to Boric Acid
  • Starvation Tolerance
  • Sleep
  • Sex comb tooth number
  • Triglyceride quantity
  • Response to sodium valproate

PI: Ted Morgan
Division of Biology
Kansas State University
Project: Heat and cold stress; Thermal plasticity

PI: Laura Reed
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alabama
Project: Genotype-by-diet interactions for Metabolic Syndrome-like phenotypes

PI: Thomas Turner
Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology
University of California, Santa Barbara
Project: Variation in courtship song