In the Spotlight–Established Researcher. Check out Cassandra’s feature in Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution.
Welcome Marilena Papavassiliou!- Marilena joins the Extavour lab via the REU E3 Program through the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard!
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.
Welcome Vincent Lam! – Vincent joins the Extavour lab via the Systems Biology summer internship at the Harvard Medical School!
Sam’s paper titled ”Repeated loss of variation in insect ovary morphology highlights the role of development in life-history evolution” has been published at Proceedings of the Royal Society – Part B!
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!
Guillem’s paper titled “Insights into the genomic evolution of insects from cricket genomes” is now in press at Communications Biology! Uncorrected Proof
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!
Seth and Taro’s preprint titled “Local density determines nuclear movements during syncytial blastoderm formation in a cricket” has been posted to bioRxiv!
Leo and Savandara‘s preprint titled “Evolution of a cytoplasmic determinant: evidence for the biochemical basis of functional evolution of a novel germ line regulator” has been posted to bioRxiv!
Congratulations to Beatrice Steinert for passing her qualifying exam!
Congratulations to Sam Church for defending his thesis and obtaining his PhD!
Carrie and Arpita’s preprint titled “Evolutionary dynamics of sex-biased genes expressed in cricket brains and gonads” has been posted to bioRxiv!
Congrats to Dwayne Evans for receiving the 2021 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship!
Carrie, Arpita and Nina’s paper titled “Adaptation of codon and amino acid use for translational functions in highly expressed cricket genes” has been published in BMC Genomics!
Cassandra has been featured on POC Squared! A blog dedicated to Putting People of Colour Into The Equation!
Carrie, Arpita and Nina’s paper titled “Adaptation of codon and amino acid use for translational functions in highly expressed cricket genes” is currently in press at BMC Genomics!
Congratulations to Honghao Song for passing her qualifying exam!
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.