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!
Congratulations to Faith Kung for starting her new job as a Scientist at Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Professional Scientific Services, LLC. She'll be dearly missed!
Katie Reding presented a poster at UMD's Bioscience Day entitled "Understanding the roles of the Drosophila melanogaster pair-rule gene orthologs in the milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae)".
We welcome Matthew Fischer to the lab as a new rotational graduate student!
Katie Reding spent Oct 14-26th studying in the Gene Regulatory Networks for Development course at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) at Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
On October 10th, we contributed to a new paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine and it was featured on their home page. Alys Jarvela and Bijal Kikani are authors on this paper.
Here is a link to an Associated Press article about the New England Journal of Medicine publication for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network that was published on October 10th.
We welcome Daniel Zheng to the lab as a new undergraduate researcher!
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!
Mengyao Chen successfully defended her thesis for a Masters in Entomology!