Congratulations to Dr. Cara Brand, who successfully defended her PhD Dissertation!
Coming soon: a special issue of Molecular Ecology on “Sex Chromosomes and Speciation”, edited by Bret Payseur, Dmitry Filatov, and Daven.
New postdoc, Beatriz Navarro Dominguez, joins the Presgraves & Larracuente labs to tackle problems at the intersection of speciation and satellite DNA evolution.
March 2018 – Cara lands a talk at the 2018 Joint Conference on Evolutionary Biology in Montpellier.
March 2018 – Our new paper on a gene that mediates the evolution of recombination landscapes between two Drosophila species is in press at Current Biology.
August 2016 – Farewell & good luck to Dr. Emily Landeen, who’s off to join Doris Bachtrog‘s group at UC Berkeley!
July 2016 – Our new paper on X suppression and its evolutionary consequences is out in PLoS Biology.
March 2016 – Congratulations to Dr. Emily Landeen, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation, “Investigating the molecular genetic basis of the large X-effect in Drosophila speciation”!
May 2015 – Congratulations to Cara Brand, who has received a DeLill Nasser Travel Award from the Genetics Society of America!
May 2015 – Congratulations to Cara Brand, who has received the University of Rochester’s Messersmith Graduate Fellowship Award!
May 2014 – Congratulations to our undergraduate researchers– Ben Goulet, Justin Roncaioli, and Nick Love– who received their B.S. degrees. And special congratulations to Ben Goulet, who graduates with multiple honors: he was selected to be the 2014 Biology Class Speaker, he received a degree with Distinction in Research, and he received the Grace McCormack Award.
May 2014 – Zhenguo Zhang joins the lab as a new postdoc to work on evolutionary genomics of gene expression in the Drosophila male germline.
February 2014 – Congratulations to Cara Brand who has received a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant!
December 2013 – Dr. Robert (Bort) Edwards joins the lab to work on the large X-effect and complex speciation between Drosophila simulans and D. mauritiana
July 2013 – Two new postdoc positions available in evolutionary genetics/genomics.