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!
Check it out:
Daniel believes this is the austral aura of a fly (or something to that effect)
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.
The latest successes:
Raul has been selected as one of the eight students who will represent UC Davis at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in San Jose, November 7-10, 2012. Raul will talk about his work on the evolution of ovipositor morphology and its role in ecological innovation.
And Bill has received one of the GREAT Best Research Awards for his summer project on tissue-specific doublesex enhancers.
Well done, guys!