October 2015

Welcome to Arpita Kulkarni, a new postdoc in the lab.

September 2015

Welcome to Joe Deas, a new postdoc in the lab.

August 2015

Carrie‘s paper on codon use in Pancrustacea is accepted for publication in G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. PDF

Welcome to Sam Church and Amaneet Lochab, graduate students in the OEB graduate training program.

June 2015

Welcome to Harsha Tarikereand Tarun Kumar, new postdocs in the lab.

Welcome to Linda Honaker and Leo Blondel, graduate students in the MCO graduate training program.

May 2015

Cassandra‘s collaborative paper with other members of the Evo-Devo community on the current status and future of this exciting field is published in Evolution and Development. PDF

Prashant‘s paper on appendage homology between insects and chelicerates is published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. PDF

April 2015

Cassandra discusses her career path and experiences at the Marine Biological Laboratory in an interview for the MBL History Project. [YouTube] Learn more about the MBL History Project here.

Congratulations to Chiyoung for being awarded a Harvard College Research Program (HCRP) Fellowship to continue his work on high throughput cricket embryo imaging!

Congratulations to John Srouji for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis! See photos of the champagne toast here.

Cassandra is interviewed for episode #244 of the People Behind the Science podcast. [download] [iTunes] [stitcher] [soundcloud]

Seth‘s paper on stages of embryogenesis in Gryllus bimaculatus is accepted for publication in Developmental Biology. PDF of uncorrected proof

February 2015

Congratulations to Larry and Chiyoung for being awardedHarvard College Research Program (HCRP)] Fellowships!

January 2015

Welcome to Larry Zhang and Chiyoung Kim, undergraduate students working with Seth on early embryonic development in Gryllus.

December 2014

Didem‘s paper on the role of Hippo signaling in Drosophila melanogaster ovarian development is accepted for publication in PLoS Genetics. PDF

Congratulations to Didem Sarikaya for successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis! See photos of the champagne toast here

October 2014

Welcome back to Prashant Sharma, our collaborator on chelicerate body plan evo-devo, who has returned to our lab to work on spider appendage development.

Welcome to Linda Honaker and Leo Blondel, rotation students in the MCO Graduate Training Program.

September 2014

Welcome to Winnie Belai, our new research assistant, and Austen Barnett, a new postdoc.

August 2014

Evelyn‘s paper on spider germ cell formation is accepted for publication in Developmental Biology PDF

Welcome to Aisha Dorta and Davys Lopez, post-baccalaureate students in the GSAS Research Scholars Program.

July 2014

Prashant‘s paper on scorpion Hox genes is accepted for publication in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. PDF

Our collaborative paper with several other spider labs on the developmental transcriptome of the spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum is accepted for publication in PLoS ONE. PDF

June 2014

Welcome to new lab members Carrie Whittle, a postdoc, and Rinat Degani, an undergraduate student.

May 2014

Welcome to Indu Nair, a new postdoc.

April 2014

Congratulations to Ben Ewen-Campen and Andre Green for successfully defending their Ph.D. theses! See photos of the champagne toasts here.

Congratulations to Kim Johansson for being awarded an EDEN Undergraduate Internship and a from the Museum of Comparative Zoology!

March 2014

Cassandra was promoted to tenure and Full Professor. In December she accepted Harvard’s offer!

February 2014

Congratulations to Nia Walker for being awarded a Harvard College Research Program (HCRP) Fellowship!

Welcome to Kim Johansson, an undergraduate student from Harvard College!

Seth‘s paper on the role of BMP signaling in cricket germ cell formation is accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. PDF

January 2014

Welcome to Andrew Lawson, a rotation student from the MCO Graduate Program, and Nia Walker, an undergraduate student from Harvard College!

December 2013

Andre‘s paper on the evolution of insulin signaling in fruit fly ovariole number divergence and phenotypic plasticity is accepted for publication in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. PDF * Read more in the Harvard Gazette

Cassandra will be hosting an Evo-Devo community workshop at NESCent from 11-13 December, 2013. Click here to learn how you can can “attend” virtually.

Abha‘s paper on the molecular evolution of oskar in Drosophilids is accepted for publication in Development, Genes and Evolution. PDF

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