Recent Posts

Evolution of sex determination in ants

November 29, 2015

An important limitation in many social insect species is that they can’t be bred in the lab. Many ants are romantics at heart, and require just the right set...

Our first student defends her PhD thesis!

September 16, 2015

I met Claire Morandin in 2011 at the BGI-hosted Social Insect Genomics Research Conference, when she was just starting her dissertation. She had great ambiti...

T5 lab now a PeerJ pre-print

September 10, 2015

Last fall our intern Jigyasa Arora and I developed a teaching module that uses experimental evolution and next-generation sequencing to teach lab skills and ...

Dorothy gets A+ for her thesis

August 25, 2015

Our last spring’s intern Dorothy Immaculate has graduated from university, and received an A+ for the thesis that she did in our lab. Excellnt job Dorothy, a...