May 2018: Congratulations to Mengyao Chen on graduating with an M.S. in Entomology! Congratulations to Ebony Argaez and Bijal Kikani on graduating with their bachelor's! We also welcome undergrads Catherine Trelstad, James Digel, and Teresita Hernandez-Arriolato the lab!
March 2018: Mengyao Chen successfully defended her thesis for a Masters in Entomology!
February 2018: We welcome a new post-doc, Judy Wexler, and a new undergraduate researcher, Abhi Giri, to the lab!
November 2017: Jessica Hernandez presented a poster on her work with the harlequin bug M. histrionica at UMD's Bioscience Day
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)."