October 2022. The leaves are changing and the lab participated in IU ScienceFest! Great work from Medhavi, Camille, and Isabel, doing the crosses and putting the materials together showing a dihybrid cross and Drosophila species diversity. Lots of kids left with flies to take home so they could rear up the offspring and count the phenotypes!
September 2022. We welcome undergraduate Isabel Brock to the lab! She will be working on a project with Drosophila we collected this summer.
August 2022. Busy month(s)! The lab went on a beetle and fly collecting mission in the western US that started in late July. A lot of road miles but also a lot of success! Soooo much stuff to sequence now. Ryan also spent some time in Gothic, CO, at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. Fall classes are underway!
June 2022. Big month! We welcome Medhavi Verma to the lab! Camille Pushman (undergrad) was awarded summer funding from the IU Honors College to continue her research identifying QTL in a bark beetle! Ryan Bracewell is off to two conferences this month (Genetics Society of America PEQG and Evolution) to present his research on beetle sex chromosome evolution. We also finally got our -80C! Lab cornhole boards are finished.