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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Alexia Gee has arrived in Pullman! We are very happy Alexia has decided to join the lab as a masters student. She has already started working with the bears on campus. Check out the WSU Bear Center if you’re curious to learn more about the bears!
John is a second-year PhD student in Biology at Kansas State University working with Dr. Michael Tobler. He hopes to understand how organisms adapt to novel environments using a variety of evolutionary and computational approaches. His current Ph.D. research examines the mechanisms and evolution of heavy metal tolerance in Western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) populations living in streams contaminated with mine outflow. John visited us here at WSU in June to collaborate on work to understand gene expression patterns that may allow these mosquitofish to live in contaminated environments.
Congratulations to Scott Hotaling – Winner of the WSU Showcase 2018 Postdoctoral Travel Award! Scott will use the travel award to attend ASLO as an invited speaker in the session “SS17: Living Downstream from Shrinking Glaciers: Understanding and predicting the hydrology, geomorphology, ecology and biogeochemistry of glacier-fed streams”. Congratulations!
Postdoc Scott Hotaling received a grant from the Antarctic Bursary! Congratulations Scott! The funding from the Antarctic Bursary (http://www.antarcticsciencebursary.org.uk/) will allow us to extend our “genomic natural history” data collection for polar eelpouts! New data from four eelpout genomes, including Arctic species, will provide an important comparison to our developing Antarctic eelpout genomic resources. This funding is also going to provide the necessary resources to improve our existing genome assembly of the Antarctic eelpout, Lycodicthys dearborni.