Rachael French

Rachael French

Duncan Hall, Room 237
Telephone: (408) 924-4894
FAX: (408) 924-4840
E-mail: rachael.french@sjsu.edu

French Lab Website



B.S., Genetics, U.C. Davis, 1995

Ph.D., Genetics, University of Washington, 2003


Courses Taught

Biol 115 (General Genetics)

Biol 117 (Human Genetics)

Biol 135A (Advanced Eukaryotic Cell and Molecular Biology)

Biol 135B (Advanced Eukaryotic Cell and Molecular Biology) 


Research Interests

Developmental and behavioral genetics - specifically, the effects of ethanol on development and how genes modulate those effects, as well as the developmental neuroscience of courtship behavior.

Selected Publications

Logan-Garbisch, T, Bortolazzo, A, Luu, P, Ford, A, Do, D, and French, RL. Developmental Ethanol Exposure Leads to Dysregulation of Lipid Metabolism and Oxidative Stress in Drosophila. Genes, Genomes, and Genetics, 2014 Nov 11;5(1):49-59.

Tran, DH, Meissner, GW, French, RL, and Baker, BS. 2014. A small subset of fruitless subesophageal neurons modulate early courtship inDrosophila. PLoS One. 2014 Apr 16;9(4):e95472.

French, RL, McClure, KD, and Heberlein, U.  2011. Drosophila model for fetal alcohol syndrome disorders: Role for the insulin pathway. DMM 4(3): 335-46.