Congratulations to Gayane, who has been awarded a Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship for her work on the evolution of sex-specific gene regulation.
Nerisa is leaving our lab this summer to start a veterinary medicine program at Ohio State. Congratulations! We’ll miss her – but someone has to develop new cures for flies.
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.