Yes! We received a USDA-NIFA award for three years to investigate the genomic and functional basis of wooden breast in broiler chicken. This work will build on the work we have been doing for the last three years – specially the work by PhD Student Shawna Hubert.
My lab put together a booth on domestication during the 2018 Darwin Day event. Many thanks to Travis Williams and Charlotte for helping with the set-up and for manning the booth. It turned out to be a very enjoyable and successful event. There was even a birthday cake cutting.
2016 was one for the record books. A strange, contorted, misfitting year. The year that didn’t belong, and the year that nobody wanted and asked for, and no one deserved. But we got it and we lived through it. so long 2016. Let the sun forever set on the likes of you.
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!
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…
My recently published work on the impacts of vector control on malaria mosquito populations was reported as a news article on the TAMU Times page. Check out the link here.