June 19, 2020 • On University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Week: Can fruit flies help us understand more about human neurological disorders? Eugenia Olesnicky Killian, associate professor in the department of biology, determines how their genes can help us understand our own. Dr. Olesnicky Killian completed an undergraduate degree in Biology from Drew University and MSc and PhD degrees in Developmental Genetics from New York University. She also completed two postdoctoral fellowships in craniofacial biology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and in RNA regulation during neural development at Princeton University. Her research focuses on understanding the roles that RNA binding proteins play in nervous system development and neurodegeneration. Dr. Olesnicky Killian teaches Genetics, Molecular Genetics and Developmental Neurobiology.