Congratulations to Gayane, who has been awarded a Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship for her work on the evolution of sex-specific gene regulation.
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.
We are excited for their future, but sad to see them leave:
Daniel is now a graduate student at Stanford, where he will be studying ant behavior and evolution
Don is at the NIH for Intramural Research Training
Jane is back home enjoying some much needed R&R before applying to medical schools.
Good luck, guys!
This was very hard and thankless work, but the DMRT phylogeny, such as it is, is out: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24903586. Let us hope it will bring some order to the classification of DMRT paralogs in non-model species.
Dave Plachetzki has established his new lab at the University of New Hampshire Department of Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Sciences, where he’ll be closer to his favorite critters (in the summer, at least; he’ll miss us in winter). Good luck Dave!