William Dion

  • 3rd Year Graduate Student

Dissertation Research

We study the link between 12-hour biological rhythms and aging.

Dissertation Mentor

Dr. Bokai Zhu

Education & Training

  • B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University; M.S. in Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University

Representative Publications

Dion W, Ballance H, Lee J, Pan Y, Irfan S, Edwards C, et al. Four-dimensional nuclear speckle phase separation dynamics regulate proteostasis. Science Advances. 2022;8(1):eabl4150. doi:10.1126/sciadv.abl4150. 

Dion WA, Steenwinkel TE, Werner T. From Aedes to Zeugodacus: a review of dipteran body coloration studies regarding evolutionary developmental biology, pest control, and species discovery. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development. 2021;69:35-41. doi:10.1016/j.gde.2021.01.006. 

Shittu M, Steenwinkel T, Dion W, Ostlund N, Raja K, Werner T. RNA in situ Hybridization for Detecting Gene Expression Patterns in the Abdomens and Wings of Drosophila Species. Methods and Protocols. 2021;4(1):20. PubMed PMID: doi:10.3390/mps4010020.

 Dion WA, Shittu MO, Steenwinkel TE, Raja KKB, Kokate PP, Werner T. The modular expression patterns of three pigmentation genes prefigure unique abdominal morphologies seen among three Drosophila species. Gene Expression Patterns. 2020;38:119132. doi:10.1016/j.gep.2020.119132.