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Virginia Byron '10, Ana Faigon (research specialist)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Andolfatto Laboratory
This digital photograph of a Drosophila Santomea under a microscope was taken for my senior thesis work on the evolution of gene regulation in Drosophila. While we were aiming to capture patterns of pigmentation on the hind region of the fly, the most striking feature of this "portrait" are the fly's unnaturally orange glowing eyes. Postmortem, these eyes emit an unexpected energy.