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Fruit Fly Genetics

  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm

Put your research scientist skills to the test measuring the effect of alcohol on fruit fly behavior! That’s right, you can watch flies get ‘drunk’ and figure out if the genetic differences between flies affect their response to ethanol exposure. In week 1, we will learn how to perform the Ethanol Mobility Assay and apply it to flies with differing genetic make-up and record our observations in Lab Notebooks.  In week 2, we will perform statistical calculations on our experiment, discuss the results and compare it to the research literature.

Registration information: Program is full

For more information contact Christy Flint at 919.707.9294.


  • Fee: $35 for the series ($28 Friends of the Museum members)
  • Requirements: Minimum age 12. Parents do not need to attend the lab with their child but do need to remain in the Museum.
  • Cancellation Notice: Refunds only issued if the Museum cancels the program.
  • Program Instructor: Deb Bailey & Christy Flint, coordinators of the Micro World Investigate Lab, and Catherine Key, Associate Professor of Biology, NC Central University
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June 20, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$35 for the series ($28 Friends of the Museum members)


Micro World Investigate Lab

Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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