We are excited to have been chosen as mentors for the American Fisheries Society’s Hutton Program. An Anchorage high school student will be working with us this summer on metagenomic data analysis.
Masters student Ryan Lucas has received an Alaska INBRE graduate student fellowship to study the effects of clinical levels of antibiotics on microbial community composition and immune response in stickleback. Ryan started working in the lab mid-May, and is hard at work developing new assays for the lab.
Postdoc Emily Lescak has received an NSF Broadening Participation postdoctoral fellowship to study the effects of environmentally-relevant levels of antibiotics on microbial community composition and development in stickleback.
Lab Members on the Road!
Kat gave a talk to the University of Alaska Biomedical Research Conference (UABRC) in Fairbanks Alaska in May 2016, and will be giving a talk at the Evolution Meeting in Austin Texas in June.
Emily will be attending ECOGEO‘s Training Workshop for early career researchers in ‘omics in Honolulu in July. This two day workshop will help Emily apply bioinformatic methods and tools to environmental ‘omics data experimental design and processing.
High school volunteer Foster was accepted into the Research Institute at MIT this summer. Foster will work on biostats heavy projects with MIT researchers for several weeks.