Our lab's fourth BMI Masters student, Gavrila Ang successfully defended her thesis on assembly, annotation, and comparative phylogenomics of the convergent lady beetle, Hippodamia convergens! Congratulations to Gav, and we wish you the very best in your bright future as a bioinformatician! Watch this space for her upcoming manuscript.
We are so proud of our PhD student Margaret who just received the 2023-2024 University Graduate Fellowship from SDSU's College of Graduate Studies! Congratulations, Margaret!
We wish Khuyen, Anais, Michael, Gavrila, and Ali the very best in their bright futures as they graduated this Spring! Congratulations, and we can't wait to see all the fun science that you all are off to do!
Scott recently presented his research on invasion population genomics of the pink rice borer, Sesamia inferens at the 2023 CSU Student Research Competition and beat out participants from all 23 CSU campuses to secure 2nd place! Congratulations, Scott - we're so proud of you!
We are so proud of our three newly minted Masters graduates from SDSU - Anais, Khuyen, and Michael who successfully defended their theses this week. Congratulations! Watch this space as we post updates and preprints from their research work.
Scott and Ali recently presented their research at the SDSU Student Symposium (S3), where they both gave excellent talks on population genomics of the invasive pink rice borer moth (Sesemia inferens) and hops (Humulus lupulus l.). Scott also won the President's Award for his talk, and advances to present at the California State University-wide competition! Congrats to both!
Gavrila just successfully defended her thesis proposal and has advanced to Masters candidacy! Congratulations and we can't wait to see the awesome Hippodamia convergens genomics work that she will take on as part of her thesis.
Scott and Ian presented their research on estimating heritability and plasticity of body size in Dinocampus coccinellae at the CSUPERB meetings in Santa Clara, CA, while Arun presented research on the D. coccinellae genome at the PAG30 conference in San Diego, CA. Learn more about our research on these topics in our recent publications here and here.
Our lab's new USDA funded project to decipher the genomic evolutionary history of domestication in Humulus lupulus l. (hops) used in beer brewing was featured by SDSU recently. Read more here! Special thanks to Sarah White for the awesome profile and photographs!