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!
The quarter is over and we all survived. To celebrate these happy events, an outdoor barbecue party will take place on Thursday, March 28, at 5 pm (till whenever). Remember to bring your own chair!
Angus and Pam’s paper on tripanosomatid parasites of Drosophila is now in press in PLoS One. They can give you a preview if you ask nicely.