November 2018

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]

November 2018

Didem’s preprint describing the resuts of our first studies on Hawaiian Drosophila is now available on bioRxiv! [PDF]

October 2018

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]

October 2018

Farewell and congratulations to Diede de Haan, who is off to become a PhD student at the Weizmann Institute in the Gal lab!

September 2018

Austen and Taro’s preprint suggesting a role for Hox genes is now available on bioRxiv! [PDF]

September 2018

Welcome to Honghao Song, a graduate student in the OEB graduate training program!

August 2018

Welcome to Maitreyi Upadhyay, a postdoc who will be working on ovarian development in Drosophila!

June 2018

Farewell and congratulations to Seth Donoughe, who is now a University Fellow and Jane Coffin Childs postdoc at the University of Chicago, working with Sally Horne-Badovinac and Ed Munro!

May 2018

Farewell and congratulations to Taro Nakamura, who is now an Assistant Professor in the Division of Evolutionary Biology at the National Institute for Basic Biology!

May 2018

Cassandra is a Co-PI on a 5 million dollar award fom the National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation, to establish the NSF/Simons Center for the Mathematical and Statistical Analysis of Biology at Harvard University. This is one of four NSF/Simons-funded centers in the US that will support novel research that aims to develop and use new mathematical and statistical tools to understand biological problems, particularly cell fate acquisiiton, self-assembly, and morphogenesis. At Harvard, we will work closely with the Quantitative Biology Initiative. Read the Harvard Gazette article.

April 2018

Seth’s paper on a customizable device for injecting and imaging large numbers of embryos at once is accepted for publication in Biology Open.

February 2018

Farewell and congratulations to Eva van der Heijden, who completed her rotation in our lab for her Masters through the MEME program in Evolutionary Biology!

August 2017

Farewell and congratulations to Savandara Besse, who completed her Master’s and is off to become a PhD student at the University of Montreal in the Pechmann lab!

July 2017

Farewell and congratulations to Austen Barnett, who is now an Assistant Professor at DeSales University!

July 2017

Our collaborative paper with Prashant Sharma on the roles of spineless in appendage development and evolution is accepted for publication in Developmental Biology. PDF of uncorrected proof

July 2017

Arpita‘s paper presenting a hypothesis on the convergent evolution of germ granule nucleators is accepted for publication in Stem Cell Research. PDF of uncorrected proof

June 2017

Farewell and congratulations to John Srouji, who leaves us to take up a Research Scientist position at Neon Therapeutics! As the longest-standing member of the lab, we’ll miss you!

June 2017

Welcome to Jose Carranza, a visiting student supported by a fellowship from the Peruvian National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC)

June 2017

Carrie‘s paper on the molecular evolution of gonad-biased genes in mosquitoes is accepted for publication in Genetics. PDF of accepted MS

March 2017

Amaneet‘s paper on the roles of BMP signaling in animal reproductive systems is accepted for publication in Developmental Biology. PDF

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