Sarah Dykstra


Sarah Dykstra
BS, Biology
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
PhD, Molecular & Cellular Biology
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
Postdoctoral Scholar
Mitch McVey, PhD, Adviser



My research focuses on the mechanisms by which mutations can arise through homologous recombination repair of DNA double-strand breaks in Drosophila. I’m investigating the genetic requirements for mutagenesis and the effects that repeated sequences, such as CAG trinucleotide repeats, can have on mutagenic repair processes.

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