A Day in the Life of a Fruit Fly Scientist

So what's it like to work in a fruit fly lab everyday? Help one scientist get through her To Do list for the day by clicking on each task below.

To Do

  • Push flies
  • Prepare DNA sample
  • Run gel to look at DNA sample
  • Look at gel
  • Analyze DNA results
  • Western blot to study proteins
  • Make solutions
  • Attend lab meeting
  • Update lab notebook
  • Consult list of phenotypes to design next cross.

Elizabeth Service
UNC Baccalaureate Education in Science and Teaching