August 2019

Farewell and congratulations to Aracely Newton, who is now an Assistant Professor at Missouri State University!

July 2019

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

July 2019

Welcome to Dwayne Evans, graduate student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences training program!

June 2019

Sam and Seth’s paper on insect egg size and shape evolution has been published in Nature! PDF

June 2019

Welcome to Nicole Marquez, an E3 REU Program participant from the University of Puerto Rico – Cayey!

April 2019

Welcome to Beatrice Steinert, a Masters student in OEB!

February 2019

Read an interview with Cassandra on her career path and new responsibility as an Academic Editor of Development.

 

February 2019

Joe‘s paper on transgenerational inheritance of nutritionally plastic life history phenotypes is accepted for publication in Proceedings of the Royal Society B ! PDF

January 2019

Welcome to Guillem Ylla, a postdoc who will be working on arthropod bioinformatics!

January 2019

Carrie‘s paper on the evolution of sex-biased gene expression in Drosophila is accepted for publication in BMC Evolutionary Biology! PDF

January 2019

Carrie’s paper on the dynamic molecular evolution of animal germ line genes is accepted for publication in BMC Evolutionary Biology!

January 2019

Sam and Seth‘s paper describing the creation of a dataset of over 10,000 measurements of insect egg shapes and sizes is accepted for publication at Scientific Data!

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

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.

September 2018

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.

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!

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