Congratulations – Giovanni has received the Outstanding Student Service Award from the Integrative Genetics and Genomics graduate group.
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It seems that weather gods are conspiring against the lab’s ambition of snowshoeing. For the past three years, dry winters made a snowshoe trip impossible. This year, each attempt to schedule a weekend for the snowshoe trip was foiled by mountain storms. But we took advantage of the rainy winter and went to see its effects on Table Mountain, a nearby mesa with breathtaking wildflowers. Dinner and lawn games followed at Slide Hill in Davis!
Yet another mushroom hunt, yet another success. Conditions were challenging (i.e. – rain), and mushrooms were surprisingly thin on the ground. But, with due enthusiasm and perseverance, we found enough mushrooms of a few different species to enjoy a nice dinner afterward. The menu featured mushroom minestrone soup, shaggy parasol and honey mushroom risotto, sauteed winter chanterelles and hedgehog mushrooms, and candy-cap cookies.
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.
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.