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!