If you want to read the take home message of the habu study without wading through the paper, the kind folks at OIST’s Communications have drawn up a handy press release. You can find it .
Nichole Bennett is a Ph.D. candidate and National Science Graduate Research Fellow in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at The University of Texas at Austin, where she studies climate change impacts by investigating local adaptation and thermal biology in a butterfly-plant system. She will be working with the Mikheyev Unit for six months to look at genome-wide [...]
With the help of Ken Meacham of the Bandi Unit, we have successfully used some magnets to inexpensively 3D print our own magnetic stands based on this design and some inexpensive magnets. They look like cheap imitations, but just as well, if not better, and cost orders of magnitude less (last I checked the commercial stand [...]
Thanks to the hard work of Steve, and the help of Alex and Roy in mass spec, we were able to quantitatively measure protein concentrations in the venoms of two local snake species. The paper just went online in BMC Genomics.
It was a long, hard road, but our paper is getting some recognition! F1000′s Dr. Ian Wang writes that “this finding highlights the importance of considering multiple factors, including dispersal, population sizes, spatial variation in ecologically-important traits, and population histories, for understanding how ecological adaptation contributes to patterns of differentiation throughout the genome.” I hope [...]