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
At ESA 2020 Virtual Annual meeting, Alys gave a 10 minute paper presentation entitled "Genome editing in mosquitos reveals regulatory gene function handoff"
Congratulations to Katie for passing her qualifying exam!!
At the Biodiversity Genomics Conference (Wellcome Sanger Institute), Alys gave a virtual oral presentation entitled "Genome editing in mosquitos reveals regulatory gene function handoff"
We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on the re-wiring of regulatory genes in insects. For more info, click here.
Alys gave a virtual oral presentation entitled "Genome editing in mosquitos reveals regulatory gene function handoff" at the Protostome functional genetics: Tribolium & Friends Symposium Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft (German Zoological Society)
Congratulations to Alys, Catherine, and Leslie for their recent publication in Communications Biology entitled "Regulatory gene function handoff allows essential gene loss in mosquitos". You can read UMD's press release, here.
Alys, lead author blogs about her recent paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution, here.
Congratulations to Jessica as she starts graduate school in the Molecular & Cellular Physiology program at John Hopkins University School of Medicine. We wish you the best!
We welcome Ashley Zavodnick to the lab as a new undergraduate researcher!
Congratulations to Katie and Leslie for their recent publication in Genetics entitled "High Efficiency CRISPR/Cas9 Mutagenesis of the white Gene in the Milkweed Bug Oncopeltus fasciatus"
We would like to welcome James Digel as a full time research assistant! 🎉
Congratulations to James Digel on his graduation!
Congratulations to Hernandez et al. for their recent publication in EvoDevo entitled "Oncopeltus-like gene expression patterns in Murgantia histronica, a new hemipteran model system, suggest ancient regulatory network divergence"
Katie and Ebony designed the new cover for The Journal of Experimental Zoology -B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution (JEZ-B). (see image on the right)
Congratulations to Jessica for her graduate school admission to the Molecular & Cellular Physiology program at John Hopkins University School of Medicine ^_^ We are excited for her!
We welcome Omid Tabatabaee to the lab as a new undergraduate researcher!
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".