In collaboration with the Stein Lab at ISU we
are developing molecular tools to facilitate the adoption of the marbled crayfish (P. virginalis) as a behavioral, physiological, and genetically amenable system.
To this end, our team is
generating protocols for crayfish transgenesis, as well as an annotated genome,
and a library of plasmids constructed to effectively manipulate gene expression
in these animals.
Abigail Benson Casey Garhs