Miss Anna Clark
|Department||Department of Anatomy|
|Research summary||Investigating candidate genes for mammalian Gene Drive pest control|
Recent discovery of CRISPR gene editing has enabled further exploration of Gene Drive techniques for pest species control and eradication. Based on the idea of super-Mendelian inheritance, species populations could be humanely controlled by introduced sex-biased infertility genes.
Most research has been focused on reviewing system models as a whole so we aim to investigate candidate genes. Application could have the potential to be a long term solution to aid conservation both here in New Zealand and overseas.