News

Shawna Hubert, Ph.D

Shawna Hubert, Ph.D

Congratulations to Shawna Hubert, as she received her Ph.D degree today during the Summer 2019 commencement ceremonies at Texas A&M University. Shawna will be joining the MD Anderson Cancer center (Houston) in a couple of months, where she will be working on genomics of cancer. Here’s wishing Shawna the best in the next stage of her career.

Travis wins awards at PSA

Travis wins awards at PSA

After returning from PSA Montreal, I heard that Travis Williams won two awards this year – the Best Graduate Student Presentation award (Genetics & Genomics section), and the Hy-Line International Genetics award. We await more details, but that is fantastic news. Congrats Travis! a well earned award. Travis gave his talk titled “Evaluation of the suitability of cloacal swabs to characterize cecal microbiota profiles in chicken”.

PSA Montreal

PSA Montreal

Just returned from the Poultry Science Association annual meeting in Montreal, Canada. We had a strong solid meeting as a lab. I chaired the Genetics and Genomics sessions this year, and graduate students Jamie Alfieri, Travis Williams both presented talks, while Mohamed presented his poster (in absentia). Montreal was also a fun place to visit.

Athrey lab receives federal award to survey Golden-cheeked Warbler genetics

Athrey lab receives federal award to survey Golden-cheeked Warbler genetics

We received a an grant from the Department of Defense – US Army Corps of Engineers to perform a range wide genetic survey of the endangered Golden-Cheeked Warbler. With the help of this two year award, we will be a) generating a genome assembly of the GCWA and b) using genome sequencing to assess population genetic trends, genetic diversity, and gene flow among various sites across Texas. This news was recently highlighted on AgriLife Today and on research.tamu.edu. Read more…

Read More Read More

2018 wrap up

2018 wrap up

As 2018 comes to an end, I am going to be out of office the rest of the month. It’s been a busy year, probably the busiest since starting this lab. thanks are due to my students (and former members) of the lab as we pushed on through some setbacks and limited resources at times. I’ll use this opportunity to reflect on some significant things this year New people We were joined this year by Ph.D student James Alfieri. We…

Read More Read More