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)."