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New paper in Applied and Environmental Microbiology!

March 01, 2020 02:23 PM
Lindy Matthews' long-time project, continued after she left by Hailey Wilcox, was just accepted! This paper is huge! It shows:

UCUR 2020

February 07, 2020 02:25 PM
We had a great showing at UCUR 2020 by six lab undergraduates!

New Paper in Molecular Ecology!

December 21, 2019 02:27 PM
Our new paper, led by undergraduate Amber Walters and in collaboration with Drs. Peter Newell, Angela Douglas, and Paul Schmidt, was published in Molecular Ecology.

CURA Awards for 2019

December 02, 2019 02:35 PM
We had great news, finding out that six lab members received CURA awards in 2019.

New Paper in PNAS

September 20, 2019 10:18 AM
Our collaboration with U. Pennsylvania and Stanford just came out this week in PNAS! We showed we could manipulate the bacteria in flies evolving in outdoor environments, and the manipulations confirmed that variation in the microbiota changes the genetics of the host. Co-authors Rachel Hughes, Dallin Lowder, and Skyler Lemmon (undergraduates in the lab) were instrumental in manipulating and measuring the microbiota changes and effects. Check out their great work!

Shayna Summer Internship

September 03, 2019 02:37 PM
Shayna spent 8 weeks at XX working on the project: Cloning and Purification of regulatory protein PhoP of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv.

Drosophila 2019

April 01, 2019 02:41 PM
We had a great time at Drosophila 2019, including poster presentations from Rachel, Tanner, Sarah, and Hailey: And the gut dinner.

Drosophila 2018

May 21, 2018 02:52 PM
Amber(oral) and Rachel (poster) presented at Drosophila 2018. It was a great meeting with great talks and experiences!


April 02, 2018 02:57 PM
Kyle got out in the community to teach how to extract DNA from strawberries. Did you know strawberries are a great source of DNA because they are tetraploid!

A Very Collaborative Summer

November 02, 2017 03:02 PM
This summer, Rachel had the opportunity to spend 8 weeks in Philadelphia at UPENN running a microbiome and evolution project with our collaborator, Paul Schmidt. She brought back lots of bacteria, a box of flies, and some pretty cool data. Stay tuned!