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.
Congratulations to Leo Blondel for defending his thesis and obtaining his PhD!
Congratulations to Emily Rivard for passing her qualifying exam!
Carrie, Arpita and Nina’s preprint titled “Adaptation of codon and amino acid use for translational functions in highly expressed cricket genes” has been posted to bioRxiv!
Tarun and Leo’s preprint titled “Topology-driven analysis of protein-protein interaction networks detects functional genetic modules regulating reproductive capacity” has been posted to bioRxiv!
Congratulations to Jonchee Kao for passing his qualifying exam!
Arpita’s paper on the “Shared cell biological functions may underlie pleiotropy of gene regulatory modules in the germ lines and nervous systems of animals” is now posted on Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution!
Check out Cassandra featured in I Am A Scientist. A campaign to empower the next generation of STE(A)M. The People’s Science.
Guillem’s new preprint titled “Insights into the genomic evolution of insects from cricket genomes” has been posted to bioRxiv!
Check out Extavour Lab research on the oskar origins featured in A gene with an unexpected origin! – A 2020 Cool Paper