Sarah Allen

Graduate Student

Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology

BS in Molecular Genetics, University of Rochester, 2015

MS in Biology, American University, 2017

I am using a variety of techniques to expand and characterize the network of proteins that work to facilitate Sex Peptide binding to sperm and mediation of the long-term postmating response. My experiments primarily involve disruption of expression with RNAi or CRISPR-Cas9, but I am in tandem pursuing a proteomics-based approach to identify the binding partner(s) of Sex Peptide. I also work on developing and optimizing a variety of new uses for CRISPR-Cas9, including mosaic analysis and tissue-specific gene knockout.