Hey guys, join us for our next journal club (2/12) from 12:30-2pm. Nilima will be presenting faculty candidate Dr. Leila E. Rieder’s “Histone locus regulation by the Drosophila dosage compensation adaptor protein CLAMP” paper.
We had an absolute blast this morning working with local 5th graders and sharing what it’s like being a scientist! After hearing the whole school sing their Welcome Song, we were pumped to sing the praises of the daily joy of being scientists. We showed their class some vogue mutations of Drosophila, how starved ladybugs interact with scrumptious aphids, and how specimens are preserved, both by humans (herbarium press) and nature (fossils).
Here is an artistic rendition of the enterprise drawn by a talented 5th grader:
Here Jenn is answering questions after the students watched many aphids die at the hands of ladybugs. Note the variation in facial expression.
Omid discussing the process of fossilization proceeding a lively herbarium press and leaf morphological diversity discussion. It’s difficult to say who learned more, me or the students.
Cara engaging her group discussing the inspirational Ms. Frizzle and physiological consequences of common Drosophila mutations.
All in all, we’re very honored to be invited and engage with such incredibly enthusiastic 5th graders. Furthermore, we recognize how effective a welcome song is on invited guests…
As we discussed today in Journal Club, starting next week we will begin to read papers of faculty candidates aligning with their seminars.
Please join us next Tuesday (1/30) from 12:30-2pm in Hutch 316 for Journal Club. I’ll be presenting Dr. Parker’s “Genotype specificity among hosts, pathogens, and beneficial microbes influences the strength of symbiont-mediated protection” paper.
Join us from 12:30-2pm in Hutch 316 for Journal Club. This week Omid will be presenting the paper The genomic landscape of species divergence in Ficedula flycatchers.
Join us in Hutchison 316 for Dr. Melissa Wilson Sayers’ talk titled “Sex-biased genome evolution”. Cookies and Coffee will be served. See you there!
Join us from 12:30-2pm in Hutch 316 for Journal Club. This week Ching-Ho will be presenting the paper Shedding light on the grey zone of speciation along a continuum of genomic divergence.
Join us in Hutchison 316 for Dr. Ian Dworkin’s talk titled “Genes, genomes, and natural selection: how they shape a complex trait”. See you there!
Ellen Martinson, Mrinalini, Yogeshwar Kelkar, Ching-Ho Chang, and Jack Werren’s recent paper in Current Biology was featured in the Rochester Newscenter. Their research uses wasp venom to propose a new idea about how genes can gain new functional roles. The UR write-up has great photos and a video explaining their study, check it out.