Bet Haverim award to Tony!

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!

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Our abalone in the news!

Our ocean acidification work on red abalone at BML featured on NBC news.

Nice job Sara and Dan!

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Presentation award to Lisa Cohen

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!!!

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Two new papers just out

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.

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Our research on SNL?

Forwarded to me by Dan Schlenk: This sketch on SNL two days after our paper on killifish adaptation to environmental pollution comes out. Coincidence?

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New Paper out

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:

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Presentation at the Tahoe Environmental Research Center

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.

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