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Welcome to Hoa Nguyen-Phuc, new Postdoc in the lab

Welcome to Hoa Nguyen-Phuc, new Postdoc in the lab

Dr. Hoa Nguyen-Phuc joining our lab on September 1st. We are pleased to have him join our lab. Hoa received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he worked on landscape genetics and understanding immune gene diversity in wild populations of of Red Junglefowl.  

NIMBiOS workshop on Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics

NIMBiOS workshop on Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics

I just returned from a weeklong workshop hosted at NIMBiOS (National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis) on methods in Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics. It was a really intense and busy week, covering a lot of topics  in quantitative genetics, some of them new to me. Answered a whole lot of questions, and raised many more. Met a lot of great people from various backgrounds. The workshop was co-taught by Joe Felsenstein (U. Washington), Stevan Arnold (Oregon State U.), among others (including TAMU’s…

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New Lab member: Shawna Peer

New Lab member: Shawna Peer

We have a new lab member – my first graduate student – Shawna Marie Peer joined the lab in mid-May. She will officially start her PhD program on a fellowship starting in August 2015. Shawna completed her B.A from Augustana College (Illinois) in 2012 and then went on to complete her M.S in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in May 2015. Shawna will be working on understanding the functional genetic basis of muscle myopathies in birds. Welcome aboard Shawna!

Athrey Lab renovations

Athrey Lab renovations

The partial renovations of our lab in the Kleberg Building were completed in mid May. We are super excited about moving back in there, getting organized and getting to work. Pictures follow:

Graduate fellowships available

Graduate fellowships available

Two PhD positions are available for a start date of Fall 2015 in the lab of Dr. Giri Athrey at the Department of Poultry Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. The main foci of research in the Athrey lab is to address fundamental questions relating to avian biology and health using genetic and genomic techniques, that have implications for both basic science and industry oriented interests. Current research projects on which students will work will include chicken immune system modulation…

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Athrey Lab, coming 2015!

Athrey Lab, coming 2015!

In June of this year I accepted a tenure track in the Department of Poultry Science at Texas A&M University, College Station. My new position will be Assistant Professor of Avian Genomics. I start in my new position on January 1st 2015, less than two weeks away. I am very excited about this new professional upgrade. Three positions are open in my lab – two PhD positions for start date of Fall 2015, and one Postdoctoral position for start date…

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Trop Med meeting 2013

Trop Med meeting 2013

I had a terrific week in Washington D.C. at the 62nd Annual American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. I presented three oral talks and 2 poster presentations – mostly on the genetic basis of host choice in Anopheles gambiae. One of the highlights for me was that I am also one of the 15 Young Investigator Award recipients this year. I generally got a lot of interest and positive feedback from my talks, which was all very encouraging and exciting. It…

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