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.
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.
Giovanni Hanna from the Integrative Genetics and Genomics graduate group has joined the lab. His work will focus on the development and evolution of male (and perhaps also female) reproductive organs.
David receives an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for his work on the evolution of novel sensory systems. His project will focus on how the new organs acquire their unique repertoire of effector genes.