October 2010

Welcome to Research Associate Tripti Gupta.

September 2010

Welcome to Research Assistant Victor Zeng.

Didem Sarikaya‘s paper on the role of Notch in the trophoblast is accepted for publication in Cell Biology International. [pdf]

The new Evo-Devo-Eco Network (EDEN) NSF Research Coordination Network has been launched, with the administrative assistance of Barbara Perlo.

July 2010

Congratulations to Evelyn Schwager for receiving a German Research Foundation (DFG) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

Our chapter (John Srouji and Cassandra Extavour) on the evolution of germ plasm assembly in the book Key Transitions in Animal Evolution is now in press with Science Publishers.

June 2010

Congratulations to Ana Nast Roda for receiving a fellowship from the Harvard College Research Program (HCRP), and to Trieu Ton for both a HCRP fellowship and a MCZ Grant-in-Aid of Undergraduate Research.

Welcome to our summer students Ana Roda, Trieu Ton and Gabi Walters.

April 2010

Congratulations to André Green and John Srouji, who have both received NSF >Graduate Research Fellowships.

Cassandra Extavour is nominated for the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize for her teaching in December 2009

John Srouji co-authors a paper on the evolution of venom proteins, now available from Current Biology. [pdf]

November 2009

Cassandra Extavour‘s Episode of Casey Dunn‘s “CreatureCast ” is featured on the November 6 episode of NPR’s Science Friday.

Congratulations to Franz Kainz for successfully defending his PhD thesis at Cambridge University.

Frederike Alwes co-authors a paper on shrimp embryogenesis, now available from Arthropod Structure and Development. [pdf]

September 2009

Welcome to Didem Sarikaya, a graduate student in the OEB Graduate Program.

Our paper (Ben Ewen-Campen, Evelyn Schwager and Cassandra Extavour) on the molecular machinery behind germ cell specification is now available from Molecular Reproduction and Development. [pdf]

August 2009

Evelyn Schwager‘s paper on the role of hunchback in spider development is available from Current Biology. A Supplementary Movie from this paper is the featured video for the issue of August 25.[pdf]

July 2009

Welcome to André Green, a graduate student in the MCO Graduate Training Program.

June 2009

Cassandra Extavour‘s mini-review on the evolution of meiosis genes is available from Current Biology. [pdf]

Frederike Alwes co-authors a paper on Remipede development, now available from Development, Genes and Evolution. [pdf]

Welcome to Omar Delannoy-Bruno, an undergraduate student from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.

May 2009

Welcome to John Srouji, a graduate student in the MCO Graduate Training Program. John is initiating our collaboration with the lab of Andrés Leschziner.

A temporary farewell to Trieu Ton, who will be studying in China for the rest of 2009, but will be back in 2010.

April 2009

Congratulations to Ben Ewen-Campen for being awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Cassandra Extavour‘s teaching is praised by students in the Harvard Crimson Fifteen Minutes Magazine. Read about it here.

Evelyn Schwager co-authors a review on posterior patterning in spider development, now available from Communicative and Integrative Biology. [pdf]

February 2009

Evelyn Schwager co-authors a paper on anterior patterning in spider development, now available from Current Biology. [pdf]

January 2009

Welcome to postdoc Evelyn Schwager, who joined the lab after competing her PhD thesis with Wim Damen.

Frederike co-authors a book chapter on developmental genetics in decapod evolution in the Crustacean Issues series book Decapod Crustacean Phylogenetics. [pdf]

September 2008

Welcome to Ben Ewen-Campen, a graduate student in the OEB Graduate Training Program.

Welcome to postdoc Frederike Alwes, who has joined the lab after completing her PhD thesis with Gerhard Scholtz.

July 2008

A paper on emerging model organisms by a consortium of evo-devo-eco researchers, including Cassandra Extavour as a co-author, is now available from Trends in Genetics. [pdf]

Cassandra Extavour is interviewed on lab management for junior PIs by The Scientist. Read about it here.

June 2008

Welcome to Alessandro König and Elisabeth Maritschnegg, undergraduate students from the Karl-Franzens University in Graz, Austria, and to Trieu Ton, a Harvard College sophomore.

Congratulations to Trieu Ton for receiving a fellowship from the Harvard College Research Program (HCRP).

Welcome to Abel Assefa, who joins the lab as a research assistant after obtaining his BSc in physics from Grinnell College.

February 2008

Cassandra Extavour is interviewed on hiring challenges and techniques for junior PIs by Nature. [pdf]

Welcome to masters student Friedemann Linsler, who is a student at the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany.

Welcome to Chiamaka Nwakeze, a Harvard College sophomore.

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