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2014 Awardees

anthwal

Neal Anthwal

Home: Tucker Lab
Dpt. of Craniofacial Development
King's College London
England, UK

Control of middle ear and jaw development in Monodelphs

Host: Sears Lab
Department of Animal Biology
University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
Urbana, IL

     
berardi

Andrea Berardi

Home: Smith Lab
Dpt. of Ecology and Evolution
University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, CO

Convergent evolution in plant flavonoid pathway function and floral pigmentation

Host: Winkel Lab
College of Science
Virginia Polytecnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA

     
cox

Christian L. Cox

Home: Cox Lab
Dpt. of Biology
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Testosterone-mediated gene expression and the evolution of growth regulation

Host: Castoe Lab
Department of Biology
University of Texas, Arlington
Arlington, TX

     
crook

Robyn Crook

Home: Walters Lab
Dpt. of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Houston, TX

Novel mRNA targets for identifying and characterizing nociceptive sensory neurons in Octopus

Host: Ragsdale Lab
Department of Neurobiology
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

     
kane

Eric Kane

Home: Reitzel Lab
Dpt. of Biology
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Charlotte, VA

Characterization of DNA binding activity of the Nematostella vectensis bZIP transcription factor nvNrf using protein binding microarrays

Host: Bulyk Lab
Division of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Harvard University
Boston, MA

     
lee

Aleatha Lee

Home: Nedelcu Lab
Dpt. of Neurobiology and Behaviour
University of New Brunswick
Frederickton, New Brunswick, Canada

The evolutionary origin of the gene responsible for somatic cell fate in Volvox carteri

Host: Olson Lab
Biology Division
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

     
 

David Luecke

Home: Kopp Lab
Dpt. of Ecology and Evolution
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Pole Cell Transplantation Between Drosophila Species: A method to hybridize species separated by strong pre-zygotic reproductive isolation

Host: Lehmann Lab
The Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

     
lamber

Jon Lambert

Home: Shaw Lab
Dpt. of Neurobiology and Behaviour
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Next Generation sequencing for examining population structure and inferring patterns of diversification in Hawaiian arthropods

Host: Gillespie Lab
Dpt. of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

     
anaya

Juan Pascual-Anaya

Home: Kuratani Lab
College of Biological Sciences
RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology
Kobe, Japan

Evolutionary origin of hematopoesis: insights from hemichordates

Host: Lowe Lab
Hopkins Marine Station
Stanford University
Pacific Grove, CA

     
rawinson

Kate Rawlinson

Home: Hall Lab
Biology Department
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS, Canada

The development of a larval mRNA in situ hybridization protocol for the polyclad flatworm Maritigrella crozieri

Host: Seaver Lab
The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Science
University of Florida
St. Augustine, FL

     
 

Sunny Scobell

Home: Wilson Lab
Dpt. of Biology
Brooklyn College, CUNY
Brooklyn, NY

Using in situ hybridization to study the neuroendocrinological regulation of male pregnancy

Host: Maruska Lab
Department of Biological Sciences
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Awardees

   

Yaniv Brandvain

Homes: Coop Lab & Turelli Lab
College of Biological Sciences
University of California, Davis
California, CA

 

Extracting RNA from developing hybrid tomato seed tissues to quantify allele-specific expression

Host: Bedinger Lab
College of Natural Sciences: Biology
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

     
Malagon

Nicolas Malagon

Home: Larsen Lab
Dept. Cell and Systems Biology
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Antibody staining in a tissue surrounded by a thick cuticle

Host: Kopp Lab
Evolution and Ecology
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

     

Jessica Nowicki

Home: Pratchett Lab
Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies
Australian Reserach Council
New Orleans, LA

Protocol(s) Developed

Comparatively examining the neurobiology of social bonding in coral reef fishes

Host: O'Connell Lab
Bauer Fellows Program, Center for Systems Biology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

     
Quan

Honghu Quan

Home: Lynch Lab
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Protocol(s) Developed

New strategies for next generation sequencing in Evo-Devo

Host: Eisen Lab
HHMI, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

     
Schenkelaars

Quentin Schenkelaars

Home: Renard & Borchiellini Lab
Department of Biology
Aix Marseille Universite
Marseille, France

Protocol(s) Developed

The Rho/Rock pathway: a metazoan conserved molecular toolkit for epithelial morphogenesis

Host: Hill Lab
Department of Biology
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA

     
Serb

Jeanne Serb

Home: Serb Lab
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Protocol Learned

Development of an in vitro protein expression system for Gq-mediated GPCRs: Testing the link between genotype and phenotype

Host: Pietrantonio Lab
Department of Entomology
Texas A&M University
Galveston, TX

     
Su

Kathy Su

Home: Meier Lab
Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Protocol(s) Developed

Elucidating the dimorphic signals underlying the diversification of de novo abdominal appendages in Sepsidae

Host: Bowsher Lab
Biological Sciences
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND

     
Zhang

Fei Zhang

Home: Tadege Lab
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK

Protocol(s) Developed

Expression and functional analysis of AqSTF and AqWOX3 in Aquilegia leaf development

Host: Kramer Lab
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University
Cambridge, CA

     

2012 Awardees

barnett

Austen Barnett

Home: Thomas Lab
Dpt. Zoology
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL

Protocol(s) Developed

Developing an RNA interference protocol for the mite Archegozetes longisetosus

Host: Schmidt-Ott Lab
Dpt. Organismal Biology and Anatomy
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

     

Veronica Di Stilio

Home: Di Stilio Lab
Dept. Biology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Protocol(s) Developed

Functional Consequences of Ectopic Petaloidy on Insect Visitors

Host: Glover Lab
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, England

     
freeborn

Layla Freeborn

Home: Richards-Zawacki Lab
School of Science and Engineering
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

 

The genetic basis of coloration in poison dart frogs

Host: Kronforst Lab
Dpt. Ecology and Evolution
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

     
Heyland

Andreas Heyland

Home: Heyland Lab
Dpt. Integrative Biology
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, Canada

 

Functional knockdown strategies in larval development

Host: Lowe Lab
Hopkins Marine Station
Stanford University
Pacific Grove, CA

     
keagy

Jason Keagy

Home: Boughman Lab
Dpt. Zoology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Protocol(s) Developed

Comparative analysis of neuroanatomical evolution in stickleback fish using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Host: Braithwaite Lab
College of Agricultural Sciences
Penn State University
University Park, PA

     
marron

Alan Marron

Homes:

Akam Lab
Department of Zoology
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, England

Walker Lab
Department of Botany
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand

Final Report

RNAi-based functional genetics in choanoflagellates

Host: King Lab
Department of Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

     
Rushe

Jema Rushe

Home: Emlen Lab
Division of Biological Sciences
University of Montana
Missoula, MT

Protocol(s) Developed

In situ hybridization on horn imaginal primordial of rhinoceros beetle Trypoxylus dichotomus

Host: Niimi Lab
Laboratory of Sericulture and Entomoresources
Nagoya University
Nagoya, Japan

     
TylerSquare

Tyler Square

Home: Muelemans

Medeiros Lab
Dpt. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO

Protocol(s) Developed

Advancement of B. floridae as a developmental model system

Host: Yu Lab
Institute of Organismic Biology
Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan

     

 

2011 Awardees

Frederike Alwes

Frederike Alwes

Home: Extavour Lab
Dpt. OEB
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Protocol(s) Developed

Germline regeneration in the crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis

Host: Averof Lab
IMBB-FORTH
Iraklio, Crete, Greece

     
HELM

Rebecca Helm

Home: Dunn Lab
Dept. EEB
Brown University
Providence, RI

Protocol(s) Developed

Characterizing morphological development in the scyphozoan Pelagia noctiluca

Host: Gorsky Lab
Laboratoire d'Oceanographie de Villefranche
Villefranche sur Mer
France

     
LACKNER

Daniel Lackner

Home: Karlseder Lab
Molecular & Cellular Biology Lab
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, CA

Protocol(s) Developed

Characterization of telomere structure and telomerase activity in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis

Host: Martindale Lab
Kewalo Marine Laboratory
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Honolulu, HI

     
Dacotah Melicher

Dacotah Melicher

Home: Bowsher Lab
Dpt. Biological Sciences
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND

Protocol(s) Developed

Understanding de novo structures with de novo sequencing

Host: Dworkin Lab
Department of Zoology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, IL

     
Christopher Muir

Christopher Muir

Home: Moyle Lab
Department of Biology
University of Indiana
Bloomington, IN

Protocol(s) Developed

Applying ecophysiological techniques to understand the mechanistic basis of adaptation and speciation in wild tomatoes (Solanum; Solanaceae)

Host: Galmés Lab
Department of Biology
University of the Balearic Islands
Palma, Spain

     

Judit Pungor

Home: Thompson Lab
Hopkins Marine Station
Stanford University
Pacific Grove, CA

Protocol(s) Developed

Exploration of the Octopus Visual System

Host: Ragsdale Lab
Department of Biology
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

     

Prashant Sharma

Home: Giribet Lab
Dept. OEB
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Protocol(s) Developed

Developing a protocol for RNAi in the candidate model organism Phalangium opilio

Host: Jockusch Lab
Department of EEB
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

     
Frank Smith

Frank Smith

Home: Jockusch Lab
Dept. EEB
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

Protocol(s) Developed

Tardigrade in situ hybridization

Host: Goldstein Lab
Department of Biology
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

     

Bethany Wasik

Home: Monteiro Lab
Dept. EEB
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Protocol(s) Developed

Spot on: The genetic basis of eyespot number variation in butterfly wings

Host: Hoekstra Lab
Department of OEB
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

     
Lev Yampolsky

Lev Yampolsky

Home: Yampolsky Lab
Dpt. Biological Sciences
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN

Protocol(s) Developed

Unifying hemoglobin expression measurement techniques across species of Daphnia in context of genetics and physiology of heat tolerance

Host: Ebert Lab
Zoologisches Institut
University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland

     

 

2010 Awardees

Bishoy Kamel

Bishoy Kamel

Home: Medina Lab
School of Natural Sciences
University of Merced
Merced, CA

Protocol(s) Developed

Biomineralization During Development of Illyanassa obsoleta

Host: Lambert Lab
Department of Biology
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

     
Maryna Lesoway

Maryna Lesoway

Home: Collin Lab
Smithsonian Institute
Bocas del Toro, Panama

Protocol(s) Developed

MAPK Activation in Two Closely Related Species of Gastropod Molluscs with Differing Modes of Development

Host: Henry Lab
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dept. of Cell and Developmental Biology
Urbana, IL

     
Navdeep Mutti

Navdeep Mutti

Home: Liebig Lab
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

Exploring Systemic RNA Interference in Social Wasps

Host: Toth Lab
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

     
Pierre Perroud

Pierre-Francois Perroud

Home: Quatrano Lab
Department of Biology
Washington University
St Louis, MO

Protocol(s) Developed

Expressing Fluorescent Protein in the Moss Ceratodon purpureus or Tracking Sexes in Color

Host: McDaniel Lab
Department of Biology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

     
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