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.
Just a quick heads-up about some upcoming talks and presentations:
- Gavin is giving a talk about his work on sex comb evolution at the American Entomological Society meeting, April 7-10;
- Sarah’s PBG graduation seminar, summarizing her work on the comparative genetics of pigmentation, is Tuesday, April 23
- Don and Raul are giving talks, and Cindy, Lisa, and Margaret are presenting posters, at the Undergraduate Research Conference April 26 (posters) and 27 (talks)
Lots of good stuff!
A quick heads-up: Sarah and Thad’s paper on genomic resources for the D. ananassae subgroup, Joel’s paper on sex comb development in Lordiphosa, Angus’ paper on the yeast communities of different Drosophila species, and Thad’s paper on the genetic basis of Dollo’s law are all in press now. See them on the Publications page.