Congratulations to Reding et al. for their recent publication in Development entitled "Shifting roles of Drosophila pair-rule gene orthologs: segmental expression and function in the milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus"
Congratulations to Judy as she starts a postdoctoral fellowship in the Life Sciences at the Hebrew University. We'll miss you!
Leslie, Katie, Jessica, Matthew and Ebony attended the Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology conference at the University of Miami. Katie presented a poster entitled " Combining RNA-seq and a candidate gene approach to probe the segmentation gene network of a sequentially segmenting insect Oncopeltus fasciatus (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae). Jessica presented a poster entitled "Isolation of Drosophila pair-rule gene orthologs from the harlequin bug Murgantia histrionica (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Ebony presented a poster entitled "A mechanism-based strategy to asses risks of RNA interference in diverse insects".
We visited the Insect Transformation Facility Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research. for their 2019 IGTRCN Technical Workshop. Leslie gave a lecture on RNAi and Katie, Patricia and Ebony helped with the embryo, larvae and adult injection modules.
Ebony and Katie designed the logo for the Pan-American Society of Evolutionary Developmental Biology (see image on the right)
Congratulations to Abhi Giri and Terresita Hernandez Arriola on their graduations!
Our lab participated with an international collaboration of researchers to sequence the genome of the milkweed bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus. This work was recently published in Genome Biology entitled "Molecular evolutionary trends and feeding ecology diversification in the Hemiptera, anchored by the milkweed bug genome"
Congratulations to Graham et al. for their recent publication in Developmental Biology entitled "Dynamic expression of Drosophila segmental cell surface-encoding genes and their pair-rule regulators"
We are happy to have Matthew Fischer join our lab as a new graduate student!