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Jessica Cande

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Prud’homme and Gompel lab at the IBDML in Marseille. My current research focuses on understanding the evolution and genetics of innate courtship behavior in diverse fruit fly species. I completed my PhD thesis in 2009 at UC Berkeley, where I studied the evolution of dorsoventral (the back-belly) axis patterning in insects such as honeybees, flour beetles and fruit flies. My background is primarily in evolution and development (evo-devo), genetics and molecular biology. Behavior is a new direction for me.

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