Leila Shokri is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in Dr. Martha Bulyk’s laboratory in the department of Medicine, Genetics division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard medical school. Her research interest involves studying control and specificity in gene regulation of complex metazoans. Using high-throughput Y2H screen, she is currently mapping combinatorial interactions among nearly complete Drosophila TF repertoire. She received her Ph.D.in Physics from Northeastern University. Her PhD research was focused on understanding the mechanisms by which proteins engage DNA sequences and/or alter DNA structure in replication forks of unicellular organisms using single-molecule stretching techniques.