Farewell and congratulations to Aracely Newton, who is now an Assistant Professor at Missouri State University!
Sam and Seth’s paper on “A dataset of egg size and shape from more than 6,700 insect species” has been published in Scientific Data! PDF
Welcome to Dwayne Evans, graduate student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences training program!
Sam and Seth’s paper on insect egg size and shape evolution has been published in Nature! PDF
Welcome to Beatrice Steinert, a Masters student in OEB!
Welcome to Guillem Ylla, a postdoc who will be working on arthropod bioinformatics!
Carrie‘s paper on the evolution of sex-biased gene expression in Drosophila is accepted for publication in BMC Evolutionary Biology! PDF
Carrie’s paper on the dynamic molecular evolution of animal germ line genes is accepted for publication in BMC Evolutionary Biology!
Sam and Seth’s preprint presenting evidence for the hypothesis that ecology, rather than allometric or developmental constraints drive the evolution of insect egg morphology is now available on bioRxiv! [PDF]
Didem’s preprint describing the resuts of our first studies on Hawaiian Drosophila is now available on bioRxiv! [PDF]
Leo and Tamsin’s preprint suggesting that horizontal transfer of bacterial DNA contributed to the birth of the oskar gene is now available on bioRxiv! [PDF]
Farewell and congratulations to Diede de Haan, who is off to become a PhD student at the Weizmann Institute in the Gal lab!
Some of the many animals that our lab has worked with over the years were featured in the original logo of the 2018 annual retreat of the MCB Department! This beautiful log was designed by Haneui Bae. Read more about the retreat here.
Visualizing Embryo Development in Virtual Reality
Graduate student Leo Blondel was awarded the prize for Best Poster, at the 2018 annual retreat of the MCB Department!. Leo is developing open-source virtual reality tools for “experiencing” high content imaging datasets of developing embryos. Read more about the retreat here.
Austen and Taro’s preprint suggesting a role for Hox genes is now available on bioRxiv! [PDF]
Welcome to Honghao Song, a graduate student in the OEB graduate training program!