May 2017: Awards and travel

Both Kelly Ireland and Kenneth Sparks were awarded the OURS-INBRE undergraduate research award! Congratulations to both. This funding will allow Kenneth to create a Stickleback mock community from bacteria isolated from stickleback guts in Oregon and two Alaskan populations, and allow Kelly to use the qRT-PCR assay she has been developing to determine the immune response to microbes in several different stickleback populations. Well done to both students.

Curious about what we do? Chat with one of us at the following meetings!

May 18/19 – Fairbanks, Alaska – Research technician and soon-to-be graduate student Ruth Isenberg will present a poster at the University of Alaska Biomedical Research Conference: “The Effect of a Host’s Environment on the Composition of Their Gut Microbiota”

June 1-5 – New Orleans, LA – Dr. Kat will present a poster and give a poster talk at the ASM Microbe meeting: “Fishing for Contributions of Host Genetic Background to Host-Microbe Interactions”
Poster talk:  6/2/2017 1:45:00 PM – 6/2/2017 2:35:00 PM
Poster: Poster Presentation Date/Time: Sunday Jun 4, 2017 12:15 PM – 2:15 PM
(For a meeting of this size, we are not able to consider special scheduling concerns)
Poster Board Number: SUNDAY – 887

June 19-23 – Trondheim, Norway – Dr. Kat will present a talk at the Fish Microbiota Workshop titled: Gene-by-environment interactions drive microbiota variation and response to antibiotics

June 23-27 – Portland, OR – Postdoctoral fellow Emily Lescak will give a talk titled: Gene-By-Environment Interactions Drive Developmental Responses to Antibiotic Exposure in Threespine Stickleback Fish

Other recent presentations:

Emily Lescak gave a talk at the Pacific Northwest regional Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry meeting in Anchorage Alaska in April 2017 titled: Gene-By-Environment Interactions Drive Developmental Responses to Environmentally Relevant Levels of Antibiotic Exposure in Threespine Stickleback Fish

Graduate student Ryan Lucas presented a poster at the American Fisheries Society Alaska meeting in March 2017 in Fairbanks titled: Effects of tetracycline on somatic development in threespine stickleback fish

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