Judy’s proposal to work on the origin of the insect sexual differentiation pathway has been funded by the NSF. Congratulations!!! This will be a very exciting project.
This winter, I will be teaching two classes that may be of interest to the group. The first is my regular Evolution of Animal Development class that I do every couple of years – see the “Classes” page. The other is a new class that will cover transgenic technologies developed for model organisms including Drosophila, mammals, zebrafish, marine invertebrates, plants, fungi, and single-celled eukaryotes. The emphasis will be on recent advances and on broadly applicable principles and tools that are successful across a wide range of eukaryotic taxa. Class schedule will be by mutual agreement (Doodle) so sign up early.
Raul has received the Presentation Award at the 2012 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Biomedical Students for his work on the evolution of ovipositor morphology in D. suzukii. This is out of 1700 people who presented their research. Congratulations!
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Daniel believes this is the austral aura of a fly (or something to that effect)
WCB will be held at 4:00PM-5:00PM Friday, July 27th. The paper we will be discussing (Venken et al 2011) outlines the MIMIC lines a exciting new transgenic resource. The link is below: http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/v8/n9/full/nmeth.1662.html