This week att he EEB seminar, our very own Ryan Bickel is presenting his work on pigmentation in Drosophila. See you all there
Next week we will be discussing the phylogenetic roots of human violence. Don’t forget to prepare a slide for the lightning round if you see an interesting paper.
Please join us tomorrow at noon on the Carlson Library veranda to welcome the new graduate students at the Department picnic! We have six new Ph.D. students and three new M.S. students.
Chef Hiram will be flipping hamburgers, veggie burgers, and hotdogs. We will also have a variety of salads, chips, desserts, and drinks.
The Department will provide the food and drink…you bring the sunshine!
The Genetics Society of America awarded Ching-Ho Chang with a travel award to present his work at the Population, Evolutionary & Quantitative Genetics (PEQG) meeting this summer in Orlando, Florida. The PEQG meeting is part of The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) – a giant conference combining meetings from 7 different genetics communities for the first time. Ching-Ho is a 2nd year grad student in the Larracuente lab. He will present his work on Y chromosome evolution in Drosophila. Congratulations, Ching-Ho!
Please join us for a special EEB seminar on 4/21 at 3:30pm in Lander Auditorium. Dr. Michael Lynch will present a talk titled “Mutation, Drift, and the Origin of Cellular Features”. Dr. Lynch is the Distinguished Professor of Biology at Indiana University, Bloomington, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Fireflies! These silent fireworks on warm summer nights fill us with wonder. But so much about these fascinating critters remains shrouded in mystery- from the details of how they light up their lanterns to the way some species are disappearing. The Larracuente lab is part of a diverse group of biologists collaborating to sequence the genome of the Big Dipper Firefly, Photinus pyralis, your common backyard firefly. This project is part of the PacBio “Explore your most interesting genome contest” contest. If you’d like to see the firefly genome sequenced, please go to the firefly genome project page and place a vote. Voting opens Monday, April 11 and runs through Sunday, May 1st. One person can vote once per day. Help us shed light on the genome of these captivating creatures!
Please join us for journal club this Tuesday 4/12 in HH316, where Cara will lead discussion of:
Please join us for EEB seminar this Friday 4/8 in HH316 where Binshuang Li will present a talk titled: “Finding the aphid wing dimorphism locus: phylogenetic and expression analyses”. Binshuang is a graduate student in the Brisson lab.
Please join us for journal club this Tuesday 4/5 in HH316, where Adam will lead discussion of:
Justin B. Lack, Matthew J. Monette, Evan J. Johanning, Quentin D. Sprengelmeyer, and John E. Pool. 2016. Decanalization of wing development accompanied the evolution of large wings in high-altitude Drosophila. PNAS. 113(4):1014-1019.