Emma, Jocelyn, Keon, and Silvia all presented their summer research projects at Keck's Brown Bag Symposium. They all did amazing jobs and put a lot of work into their presentations. Congrats!
We hosted a training session to learn about and use Oxford Nanopore sequencing for all members of the Claremont Colleges. The training was a success, with representatives from all but one of the Claremont Colleges. Plus Keon Rabbbani, a student in the Finseth and Van Arnam labs, was able to sequence an entire Streptomyces genome for his thesis!
Findley and Dr. Barbara Fortini (KGI) received a grant from the Center for Teaching and Learning to purchase nanopore sequencers, host a training session for all members of the Claremont Colleges, and incorporate nanopore sequencing into their classes! Thanks so much CTL!
Emma Bekele received the Johnson Award from Scripps College for her project on the evolution of cell shape in Mimulus that will take place this summer. CONGRATS Emma!
Kathleen presented her titin work at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meetings in San Francisco. Nice job, Kathleen!
Findley's paper finding that genes integral to reproductive function drive tissue-based heterogeneity in rates of protein evolution is accepted to G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics!
Thanks to Dena Grossenbacher and the Biology Department at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for inviting me to talk about meiotic drive in monkeyflowers! It was such fun to interact with the lively biology department and even do a little (unsuccessful) Mimulus hunting.
David, Emma, and Julia presented at the Keck Summer Research Symposium. Once again, they did an amazing job. Congratulations to you all.
David and Emma presented their summer research at the HHMI Brown Bag Symposium. They both did excellent jobs. Congrats!
Portland here we come to the 2017 Evolution meetings. David, Emma, Tessa, Julia, Kathleen, and Findley will all be going. Kathleen will be presenting here excellent thesis work at the poster session. Good luck everybody!
Kathleen Muenzen graduated and nailed her presentation on the evolution of titin at Scripps' Capstone Day. Plus...she ALSO presented her thesis for her Spanish double major. Congrats Kathleen!
Julia Theiss, Emma Bekele, and David Atilano were awarded HHMI student research grants to study in the Finseth lab this summer. Tessa Finley received a Pomona SURP award and will be co-advised by Findley and Fabien Jammes (Pomona). We can't wait for summer!
We are delighted to announce that Findley, Fabien Jammes (Biologist, Pomona) and Babak Sanii (Chemist, Keck Science) were awarded an HHMI grant to study the evolution of petal cell shape in Mimulus! Let the games begin!
Findley joined the Keck Science Department as an Assistant Professor of Genomics!