Ph.D. student Tony Gill was just awarded a research grant from the Bet Haverim Seventh Grade class. Their class is learning about philanthropy, and they decided to pool part of their mitzvah gifts to fund a research project (what a great idea!). They put out a call for proposals, evaluated the applications, and made a funding decision. Tony prepared a proposal on the herring virus story, and it was awarded. Hats off to the Bet Haverim Seventh graders, and congrats to Tony!
Our ocean acidification work on red abalone at BML featured on NBC news.
Nice job Sara and Dan!
Congratulations to Lisa Cohen! – she won a presentation award for “Reassembling 600+ marine transcriptomes: automated pipeline development and evaluation” at yesterday’s MCIP colloquium. Nice job Lisa!!!
Our review article on evolutionary rescue from pollution, with examples from the killifish system:
Whitehead, A., B.W. Clark, M.E. Hahn, and D. Nacci (in press). When evolution is the solution to pollution: Key principles, and lessons from rapid repeated adaptation of killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) populations. Evolutionary Applications.
Killifish genome release manuscript, with detailed analysis of the nature of genetic variation within a population of this highly heterozygous species:
Reid, N.M., C.E. Jackson, D. Gilbert, P. Minx, M.J. Montague, T.H. Hampton, L.W. Helfrich, B.L. King, D. Nacci, N. Aluru, S.I. Karchner, J.K. Colbourne, M.E. Hahn, J.R. Shaw, M.F. Oleksiak, D.L. Crawford, W.C. Warren, and A. Whitehead (in press). The Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) genome and the landscape of genome variation within a population. Genome Biology & Evolution.
Our new paper on the population genomics underlying rapid parallel adaptation to extreme environmental pollution in killifish – is now out:
Reid, N.M., D.A. Proestou, B.W. Clark, W.C. Warren, J.K. Colbourne, J.R. Shaw, S.I. Karchner, D.L. Crawford, M.F. Oleksiak, M.E. Hahn, D. Nacci, and A. Whitehead (2016). The genomic landscape of rapid repeated evolutionary adaptation to toxic pollution in wild fish. Science, 354(6317), 1305-1308. Full text (including full access to main article and supplement).
It has received some nice press:
Andrew will be giving a public presentation at the Tahoe Environmental Research Center on Thursday December 8th (5:30 to 7:00 PM) on the importance of genetic variation in wild species as we think about how species will change in response to climate change. Link to TERC Events. Flyer for this talk.