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!
Anthony Brown successfully defended his PhD! Congrats Dr. Brown! We are very proud of you! Dr. Brown is the first PhD student to come out of the Kelley Lab! His dissertation is titled “Evolutionary genomics of Atlantic mollies adapted to hydrogen sulfide-rich environments.”
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.