Ximena received the Genetics Society of America Presidential Membership for 2022! You can read more about it here.
At the 63rd Annual Drosophila Research Conference of the Genetics Society of America, Matthew presented a poster entitled "Necessity versus sufficiency: furthering understanding of ftz cis-regulatory elements in Drosophila melanogaster" and Ximena presented an online poster entitled "fushi tarazu and fushi tarazu factor 1, novel re-wiring in the Tribolium castaneum pair-rule network".
Congratulations to Leslie for being named a 2021 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She is being recognized for her “distinguished contributions to the fields of evolutionary developmental biology (evo devo) and insect biology, particularly the role of Hox genes in embryogenesis and organismal diversification.” In February, Leslie will be awarded at the AAAS Annual Meeting. Here is the full CMNS press release and here is the AAAS press release.
We've been thrilled to have 3 students from the MOCB program rotate in our lab this year, Maria Rife, Savanna Lyda, and Miriam Flynn.
Wishing Alys the very best as she begins her new position as a research scientist at HHMI Janelia research campus in David Sterns group. We miss you already!
Congratulations to Alys, Catherine, and Leslie for their recent publication in the Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution entitled "Anterior-posterior patterning of segments in Anopheles stephensi offers insights into the transition from sequential to simultaneous segmentation in holometabolous insects".
We are happy to have Ximena Gutierrez Ramos join our lab as a new post doc!
Congratulations to Tricia and Matthew on their co-first author paper in press at G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics!
We are happy to have Minh Le join our lab as a new graduate student!!
At the Society for Developmental Biology 80th Annual Meeting, Matthew presented a poster entitled "ftz expression and insect viability do not require the zebra or upstream elements in Drosophila melanogaster" and made it to the semi-finalist round in the best student poster competition. Congratulations ^_^
We welcome Abigail Heath to the lab as a new undergraduate researcher!
Congratulations to Omid, Daniel and Cady on their graduations! Omid and Daniel are graduating with Honors in Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics and Cady is graduating with Honors in Biology.
Congratulations to Alys for being promoted to Research Assistant Scientist!
At the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Virtual Annual Meeting 2021, Alys gave a 10 minute paper presentation entitled "Genome editing in mosquitos reveals regulatory gene function handoff" during the Evo-Devo: Deep Homology Session