Student and Post Doc Highlights
Daniel Lobo, postdoctoral fellow in the Levin
Lab, accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of
Maryland, Baltimore County to start
his own lab.
Rachael Bonoan, Ph.D. candidate in the Starks lab, attended
two conferences: Protecting Pollinators in Ornamental Landscapes in
Hendersonville, NC and Social Insects in the North-East Regions 5 at
Boston University. Rachael was also awarded the Tufts Institute of
the Environment Travel Grant, and Nooria Al-Wathiqui and Rachael
published a paper in Physiological Entomology (Bonoan RE, Al-Wathiqui
N, Lewis S. 2015. Linking larval nutrition to adult reproductive
traits in the European corn borer Ostrinia nubilalis.
Physiological Entomology 40: 309-316).
Crista Wadsworth, Dopman Laboratory, successfully
defended her Ph.D. thesis, "The Mechanisms and Consequences of
Evolution in Phenology". Congratulations Crista!
Charles van Rees, Ph.D. candidate in the Michael
Reed Lab, was featured on 2 local Hawaiian TV shows that featured
his research. They can be seen
Simran Kaushal, Ph.D. candidate in the Freudenreich
Laboratory, was awarded second place in the Tufts Ignite
competition. Every Fall students from AS&E have the opportunity to
present their research in a five-minute presentation format to an
audience and judges. Congratulations Sim!
Local and Long-range Endogenous Resting Potential Gradients
Antagonistically Regulate Apoptosis and Proliferation in Embryonic CNS.
Pai VP, Lemire JM, LinG, Chen
Y, Levin M.
In Press @ International Journal of Developmental Biology
Endogenous Gradients of Resting Potential Instructively
Pattern Embryonic Neural Tissue via Notch Signaling and Regulation of
Pai VP, Lemire JM, Pare JF, Lin G, Chen Y,
Levin M. J Neurosci.
2015 Mar 11;35(10):4355-85.
Type 7 serotonin receptor, 5-HT7, is essential in the
mammary gland for regulation of mammary epithelial structure and function.
Pai VP, Hernandez LL, Stull
MA, Horseman ND. Biomed Res Int.
Levin, M., and McLaughlin, K.A., (2014) Optogenetic Control of Apoptosis in
Targeted Tissues of Xenopus laevis
Embryos. Journal of Cell Death 2014:7 25-31.
Grunst, M., Grunst, A., Parker, C.E., Romero, L.M., Rotenberry, J. 2015.
Pigment-specific relationships between feather corticosterone concentrations and
sexual coloration. Behav. Ecol. In Press.
Flower, J.E., Norton, T.M., Andrews,
K.M., Nelson, S.E., Parker, C.E., Romero, L.M., Mitchell, M.A.
2015. Baseline plasma
corticosterone, hematalogic, and biochemistry results in nesting and
rehabilitating loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta).
Conserv. Physiol. 3
(1): cov003 doi: 10.1093/conphys/cov003.
and Stephen Fuchs coauthored a paper
in Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models called Budding yeast as a model to study
epigenetics in July 2014.
Musgrove, A.B., Wiebe, K.L., Parker,
C.E., Romero, L.M. Relationships
between measures of physiological performance, body condition, and plumage
color: what indicates "quality" in nestlings?