Our new invited review on using population genomics to inform conservation is now published in Molecular Ecology Resources! We describe a host of resources, review current methods/methodologies, technologies, software, and best practices for their use. We also provide a series of tutorials/resources for budding conservation genomicists. Do check out the manuscript here. Congratulations to Lauren and the entire ConGen2022 team for this massive work!
PhD student Alex recently received the 2024 California State University Agricultural Research Institute's Nextgen Fellowship, and she joins a cohort of students across the CSU system to study plant resilience in the face of climate change! This fellowship will fund a multi-year field + greenhouse experiment to understand drought tolerance in US-based hop cultivars. Congratulations, Alex!
Tamsen, Alex, Trevor and Priyanshi recently received the Genetics Society of America's Presidential Membership Initiative Award! Congratulations, everyone!
Our lab recently received the 2023 CSUBIOTECH Faculty-Student Collaborative Research: Development Grant, which will support our Masters student, Trevor Mugoya for two years, along with one undergraduate student. Congrats everyone!
PhD student Alex recently presented her research on hops at the Women in STEM event at the SDSU campus on October 23 - we're en route sequencing a hundred hop genomes to study their evolutionary history. We can't wait to share updates on this project!
Anais presented her thesis work at the GEOBON 2023 conference in Montreal this week. She developed a new machine learning method to predict conservation status of animal species using population genomic, ecological, behavioral, geographical, and other data. Watch this space for a manuscript describing her work!
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!