• Question: Did you always like genetics?

    Asked by Mary C to Kellie on 23 Nov 2020.
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      Kellie Dean answered on 23 Nov 2020:

      Yes – I had a really good teacher in secondary school, and my first introduction to genetics was doing Punnett squares and crosses in fruit flies. Funnily enough, I ended up working in a lab with fruit flies as a model after I finish my PhD. I am still learning genetics, I would say! There’s still so much we don’t know, but I am completely drawn to how these molecules in us influence our traits.