Yige Luo, a recent graduate of Peking University, joins our lab and the PBG Graduate Group in September 2015. Yige has done some great work on the pheromones of a very unusual fly species.
More about Ammon’s work on the evolution of electrical organs in fish here: https://ammonthompson.wordpress.com/cv/
Ammon is joining our lab as a postdoc in September 2015.
Zach Farrow, a BMCDB graduate student, joins the lab. Zach’s previous background is in visual system development in mice.
This well-deserved award will help Gavin examine the convergent evolution of regulatory sequences that control sexually dimorphic traits. Congratulations!
After a miserable previous season, with not a mushroom in sight, we were relieved to find plenty of mushrooms this time around. Well, maybe not “plenty”, but enough for a very nice dinner. Moby has found a perfect matsutake (Tricholoma magnivelare), and Emily found the rare cauliflower mushroom (Sparassis crispa). Beginners luck, I say. We also got a good haul of black trumpets, winter chanterelles, and angel wings, with a few hedgehog mushrooms and candy caps sprinkled in. No leftovers this time!