Fly announces the appointment of two renowned Drosophila researchers as Associate Editors. Dr. Konrad Basler, a Professor and Director of the Institute of Life Sciences at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, is a leader in the field of cell signaling during development of Drosophila. He has made numerous important and far-reaching contributions in our understanding of the Wnt and other signaling pathways, while also advancing technological tools now used in many laboratories, such as the Flippase-based recombination system and the PhiC31 transgene integration system.
Dr. Matthew Wolf is an Associate Professor and Physician-Scientist at Duke University Medical Center. As a researcher with primary expertise in cardiology, he uses the Drosophila model system to study heart function and cardiomyopathies. He has employed various screening strategies to identify novel genes/mutations that contribute to normal/aberrant heart functions. As a cardiologist, he is expanding the findings made in Drosophila to mammalian models, such as mice, which in turn will result in a better understanding and treatment options of heart conditions in humans.