Abha AhujaPosition in Extavour Lab: Post Doctoral Researcher
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Minerva University
Ph.D., Genetics. McMaster University. Hamilton ON, Canada
Abha was a postdoc in the lab from 2011-2012, after having obtained her PhD in Drosophila population genetics with Rama Singh at MacMaster University. Abha contributed to our paper on ovariole number in Drosophila that was published in Developmental Biology. She also conducted a molecular evolution analysis of the oskar gene, which is necessary and sufficient for germ cell formation in D. melanogaster. She returned to the lab in the summer of 2013 to complete this work, which was published in Development, Genes and Evolution. She is currently a Professor of Biological Sciences at Minerva Schools at KGI.