Congratulations to Scott Hotaling for receiving The Company of Biologists Travelling Fellowship! Scott will use the award to work with Katie Marshall at University of British Columbia to study thermal tolerance in ice worms!
Our paper on the genetics of glacier ice worms, which shows long-distance dispersal of ice worms is out today! The paper is in Proceedings of the Royal Society B! Birds eating ice worms may drive passive long-distance dispersal! Below is the first ever photographic proof of it, which postdoc Scott Hotaling took on Monday!
There is also a great write-up in the WSU Insider: https://news.wsu.edu/2019/06/26/unlocking-secrets-ice-worm/
We had a great visit with VPR Chris Keane and Mike Kluzik, director of the Office of Research Assurances. We talked about lab safety, laboratory challenges, and general building issues.
Scott’s IdeaFestival talk is online! If you’re interested in hearing Scott talk about climate change it’s available online here: Humans & the Planet: An Unnatural History
Congratulations to Shawn Trojahn and Kerry McGowan for receiving the WSU NASA Space Grant Fellowship! Shawn’s project will be studying muscle atrophy and serum factors involved in reduced muscle atrophy. Kerry will be studying the regulation of hydrogen sulfide and evolution of related transcription factor binding sites.
Joanna presented on our brown bear projects at AGBT 2019 in Marco Island, Florida #AGBT19. The meeting was filled with interesting biology, including lots of single cell genomics and spatial profiling. Here’s a great summary meeting highlights, and Joanna’s talk was in the “memorable talks” mentions! https://www.decibio.com/2019/03/03/decibio-highlights-agbt2019-advances-genome-technology/
Happy New Year! We are looking forward to an exciting 2019 filled with lots of fun and interesting science! Stay tuned for some exciting announcements!
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