The data collection for the MCN experiment that started in late 2016 is done! After 14 generations of mutation accumulation, a total of 60,000 wings have been phenotyped. A massive congratulations to everyone that was involved with the data collection. Rob now gets to have fun and play around with analysing this massive data set.
As part of the School of Biological Sciences (UQ) seminar series, Joe was invited by the lab to present a seminar about his current research to the school.
It’s about to get hectic in the aquarium room, as we begin the zebrafish breeding phase for Chrissy’s next PhD chapter!
Lauren submits her Honours thesis. Congratulations! After a many hours swimming zebrafish and stats analysis, Lauren will be taking a well-earned vacation!
Lauren will be back in the lab and working as a research technician.
Ash, Nick, Rob and Derek collecting Drosophila serrata eggs.
Josh’s thesis accepted without change. Congratulations Dr Thia! Josh has a new job as a PostDoc in the Pearg Lab (Andy Hoffmann group) down in The University of Melbourne. Good luck!
Julie Collet, Katrina McGuigan, Scott Allen, Steve Chenoweth and Mark Blows awarded ‘Editor’s Choice Award’ by The Genetics Society of America for the journal article ‘Mutational Pleiotropy and the Strength of Stabilizing Selection Within and Between Functional Modules of Gene Expression’.
Jenny is awarded the top Honours prize!
Ash Kannan joins the lab and begins her Honours project working with Drosophila serrata.
Josh Thia submits his thesis. Congratulations Josh!
Congrats on a job well done to Alejandro, Cara, Derek, Jack, Nick, Russell and Will for finishing off this massive project!
Funding! Katrina Mcguigan and Mark Blows are successful with their ARC Discovery Project which they aim to examine the effect of standing genetic variation on the distribution of mutational effects.
Carly’s new paper – Go check it out! https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/evl3.87
Jenny submits her Honours Thesis and is awarded Honours Class IA. Congratulations Jenny!
Chrissy Miller joins the lab. She will be examining the thermal performance curves of zebrafish for her PhD.
Dr Rob Dugand joins the lab, migrating east from The University of Western Australia.
Lauren Thornton starts her honours project examining the growth trajectories of zebrafish, Danio rerio.
After submitting his PhD thesis, we say goodbye to Adam – and wish him luck with his research where he has been offered a postdoc position in Justin Borevitz’s lab at The Australian National University.