CSU Research Initatives and Partnerships

Fruit Flies Give Insight into Human Health

sandybernstein589(Professor Sanford Bernstein and Girish Melkani, a research assistant professor of biology work with fruit flies in their lab at SDSU.)

Sanford Bernstein spends most of his time in the company of fruit flies, but not without good reason. The San Diego State University distinguished professor of biology has been studying fruit flies for more than 30 years, using the tiny insects as test models to uncover new treatments for human muscle and cardiac diseases.

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