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Eitan Altabet

Eitan Altabet
Project Title: 
What Can We Learn From Housefly Saliva?
Program Year: 
Plant and Soil Sciences
John Stoffolano

This summer I worked in John Stoffolano’s lab studying houseflies. I spent most of my time raising the flies, and then dissecting them after a period of starvation and feeding. My goal was to measure saliva production after feeding on protein, following up on a similar experiment done with sugar. Due to complications within the process, I instead ended up redoing the controls of the previous experiment to account for a certain variable.