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- Associate Professor, Genetics
- Biological Sciences
- (773) 325-7464
- McGowan South, Room 219A
- General Biology (Bio 191), Fall Quarter
- Focal Point Seminar (LSP 112), Winter Quarter
- Bioinformatics for Bench Scientists (Bio 362), Winter Quarter
- Genetics (Bio 260), Spring Quarter
Gilliland studies chromosome segregation during female meiosis in
in order to find out how homologous chromosomes coorient prior to the
reductional first meiotic division. He uses genetic and cytological
techniques in his research program to determine how often errors occur
during meiosis and to try and identify what events cause those errors.
Gilliland WD, Hughes SF, Vietti DR, Hawley RS. Congression of achiasmate chromosomes to the metaphase plate in
Drosophila melanogaster oocytes. Developmental Biology. 2009;325(1):122-8. Gilliland
WD, Vietti DL, Schweppe NM, Guo F, Johnson TJ, Hawley RS. Hypoxia
transiently sequesters mps1 and polo to collagenase-sensitive filaments in
Drosophila prometaphase oocytes. PLoS ONE. 2009;4(10):e7544. Zeng Y, Li H, Schweppe NM, Hawley RS, Gilliland WD. Statistical Analysis of Nondisjunction Assays in
Drosophila. Genetics. 2010;186(2):505-13.
Gillies SC, Lane FM, Paik W, Pyrtel K, Wallace NT, Gilliland WD. Nondisjunctional segregations in
Drosophila female meiosis I are preceded by homolog malorientation at metaphase arrest. Genetics. 2012, in press.