Our Amazing Stockkeepers

When we reopen in the near future, it is likely that you won't notice any change from our pre-pandemic operations, but it has taken a tremendous amount of effort to make it to this point. The majority of that effort was carried out by our stockkeepers who are truly unsung heroes of the Drosophila community. Since March 25, 2020, this group of 61 individuals have cared for 151,158 independently maintained fly strains in this ongoing pandemic. Thanks to their hard work, the collection is healthy, and the Drosophila research community will continue to have access to stocks. None of this would have been possible without our stockkeeping staff, and we want to publicly thank them for their selfless dedication in an incredibly difficult situation. Their work is not over, and it will continue in less than ideal circumstances, but we are humbled by what they have accomplished.