Let's sequence a fern genome together! Check it out here!
Li, et al. 2014. Horizontal transfer of an adaptive chimeric photoreceptor from bryophytes to ferns. PNAS. MEDIA COVERAGE: New York Times, The Economist, National Geographic, Cosmos Magazine, Duke Today, Scientific American, Decoded Science, Nature Reviews Genetics
Congratulations to Fay-Wei for his success in the 2013-2014 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) competition! DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Assessing the Evolutionary Significance of Recurrent Horizontal Gene Transfer of a Chimeric Photoreceptor in Ferns
Congratulations Amanda - our newly minted Ph.D! On March 25, Amanda successfully defended her dissertation to her Ph.D. committee (Pryer, Advisor; Donohue, Mitchell-Olds, Noor, and Windham). Graduation day on May 10! ... then Amanda embarks on a posdoc at the Smithsonian Institution in DC. We will miss you Amanda!