Lauri Törmä


I studied genetics and physiology at the University of Turku in Finland. My interest in evolutionary developmental biology drove me to study eye development in Drosophila melanogaster with former institute group leader Dr. Alistair McGregor at Oxford Brookes University (UK). During my time working with Alistair, I realised how crucial population genetics is to understand evolution. Before finishing my master’s I also investigated the cytology of spindle formation in D. melanogaster at University of Turku.

In my project at the Institute of Population Genetics I am using CRISPR-Cas9 to functionally validate loci linked to temperature adaptation during experimental evolution in Drosophila simulans. After validation, my aim is to understand how these alleles make the flies fitter in hot temperature.



Senti Lab
Institute of Population Genetics

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