We had great news, finding out that six lab members received CURA awards in 2019.
Sarah Gottfredson will define genes that let bacterial persist in fruit flies.
Tanner Call will tell us all about the bacterial genes that influence if flies like diets with lots of protein or lots of sugar.
Hyrum Eddington will spend the next four months sift through 1500 samples of deer data to find out which bacteria may help predict deer overwintering success.
If you want to know how Wolbachia influence microbiota-dependent life history adaptation, keep an eye out for working coming from Samara Peterson's project.
At the end of this year, Evan Marshman will be able to tell you which microbes are different between wild-type and Parkinson's disease flies.