Congratulations to Gayane, who has been awarded a Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship for her work on the evolution of sex-specific gene regulation.
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More about Ammon’s work on the evolution of electrical organs in fish here: https://ammonthompson.wordpress.com/cv/
Ammon is joining our lab as a postdoc in September 2015.
We are excited for their future, but sad to see them leave:
Daniel is now a graduate student at Stanford, where he will be studying ant behavior and evolution
Don is at the NIH for Intramural Research Training
Jane is back home enjoying some much needed R&R before applying to medical schools.
Good luck, guys!
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.
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!