June 2017: Congratulations to Jie Xiang for successfully defending her PhD dissertation!
May 2017: Leslie, Jie, and Mengyao attended the Mid-Atlantic Society for Developmental Biology meeting in Baltimore, MD, where Jie presented a poster entitled "Investigating pair-rule gene orthologs in an intermediate germ beetle, Dermestes maculatus."
April 2017: Leslie, Alys, and Katie attended the GSA Drosophila Research Conference in San Diego, CA. Leslie gave a talk during the Ecdysone Workshop and helped moderate a session on patterning, morphogenesis, and organogenesis. Alys presented a poster entitled "Regulation of alpha-Ftz-F1 by transcriptional corepressors." Katie presented a poster entitled "Drosophila pair-rule gene orthologs in the sequentially segmenting insect Oncopeltus fasciatus (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae)."
Janunary 2017: We welcome Bijal Kikani and Ebony Argaez to the lab as new undergraduate researchers!
December 2016: Congratulations to Iain Forrest on his graduation! Iain now moves on to an M.D./Ph.D . program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.