June 2021

Welcome Marilena Papavassiliou!- Marilena joins the Extavour lab via the REU E3 Program through the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard!

June 2021

Carrie and Arpita’s manuscript titled “Evolutionary dynamics of sex-biased genes expressed in cricket brains and gonads” has been accepted and is now in press at the Journal of Evolutionary Biology! -Uncorrected Proof.

June 2021

Welcome Vincent Lam! – Vincent joins the Extavour lab via the Systems Biology summer internship at the Harvard Medical School!

April 2021

Our collaborative paper  titled “Establishment of CRISPR/Cas9-based knock-in in a hemimetabolous insect: targeted gene tagging in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus” with the Noji and Mito groups has been posted to bioRxiv!

April 2021

Guillem’s paper titled “Insights into the genomic evolution of insects from cricket genomes” is now in press at Communications Biology! Uncorrected Proof

April 2021

Harsha and Guillem’s preprint titled “Distinct gene expression dynamics in germ line and somatic tissue during ovariole morphogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster” has been posted to bioRxiv!

April 2021

Congratulations to Beatrice Steinert for passing her qualifying exam!

April 2021

Congratulations to Sam Church for defending his thesis and obtaining his PhD!

April 2021

Congrats to Dwayne Evans for receiving the 2021 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship!

March 2021

Cassandra has been featured on POC Squared! A blog dedicated to Putting People of Colour Into The Equation!

January 2021

Congratulations to Honghao Song for passing her qualifying exam!

December 2020

Cassandra has been included in the list of 1000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America! Posted by The Community of Scholars. Cell Mentor: From Cell Press & Cell Signaling Technology. Article here

December 2020

And the Oskar goes to: germ-soma differentiation in insects! Check out Cassandra on Episode 54 of the Big Biology Podcast with Marty Martin and Art Woods.

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