Molecular Physiology

Xiaoying Zhang

PhD student

Phone: +49 431 880-2621
Telefax: +49 431 880-4197

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Research topic

I’m interested in using humanized Drosophila models to study metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Firstly, I produce humanized Drosophila suited for studying diabetes and obesity in the fly based on CRISPR/Cas9 technology and Gal4/UAS system. I will use the newly generated tools to experimentally interfere/induce obesity in the fly, then have a depth characterization of the influence of manipulation of hormonal signaling on diabetes and obesity.