Jillian Ramos, a PhD student in Dragony Fu’s lab (part of the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology program) won first place in the Three Minute Thesis competition. To win this competition, students have to explain their complicated research in a way that a general audience can find accessible. The catch, you have to do this all in under three minutes! Jillian presented her work called: Modify or Die: When Protein Translation Goes Awry and successfully captured first place prize as well as the people’s choice award.
Congrats Jillian! Read an article about the competition and a transcript of Jillian’s presentation here.
Check out this recent article in the D&C “To bee or not to bee: Wasp population booms”. The article cites resident expert Bob Minckley on ways to differentiate bees from wasps.
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!
Please come celebrate Adam Johnson as he’s awarded the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching. Over the course of his graduate career, Adam has mentored undergraduates in the lab, served as the head TA for biology labs, and was instrumental in piloting the new mentoring program for freshman biology majors. Join us at 3pm in the Green Lounge to congratulate Adam on this well-deserved award!
John Jaenike and Vince Martinson’s new paper in Ecology Letters was featured in the Rochester Newscenter this week. The research focuses on the communities of bacteria found in the guts of wild Drosophila. Check out the feature and read the paper!
Join us for hands on workshops on topics in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The first one is learning the Linux system. Check back at blogs.rochester.edu/compbio for more topics and information!