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Congrats to Joanna Kelley for receiving funding from NSF ISO!

Congratulations to Dr. Joanna Kelley and Dr. Michi Tobler for received funding for their Rules of Life proposal. The proposal is jointly funded by  the NSF Division of Integrative Organismal Systems and Division of Environmental Biology. The grant Extreme Environments, Physiological Adaptation, and the Origin of Species (with Michael Tobler) will fund research on fish that have adapted to sulfidic springs throughout the Americas.


A sulfidic spring in southern Mexico (above).

Long-distance dispersal of 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/

Back from AGBT 2019

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/

The view! The gulf coast of Florida was a nice break from snowy Pullman.

 

with Beth Shaprio and some of the Dovetail crew!