Yet another mushroom hunt, yet another success. Conditions were challenging (i.e. – rain), and mushrooms were surprisingly thin on the ground. But, with due enthusiasm and perseverance, we found enough mushrooms of a few different species to enjoy a nice dinner afterward. The menu featured mushroom minestrone soup, shaggy parasol and honey mushroom risotto, sauteed winter chanterelles and hedgehog mushrooms, and candy-cap cookies.
Great news – Kevin has been accepted to the Bioinformatics graduate program at the University of Michigan. But we’ll still have the pleasure of his company for a few more months.
Logan Blair from the Integrative Genetics and Genomics graduate group has joined the lab. He will be working on the origin and evolution of cis-regulatory sequences in Drosophila.
Giovanni Hanna from the Integrative Genetics and Genomics graduate group has joined the lab. His work will focus on the development and evolution of male (and perhaps also female) reproductive organs.
David receives an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for his work on the evolution of novel sensory systems. His project will focus on how the new organs acquire their unique repertoire of effector genes.