Genetic renegades: the B chromosomes of D. melanogaster
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Daria, our awesome Fall McNair Apprentice, is doing great at dissecting out lots of ovaries for her shadowing project - can't wait to see those B-utiful images from them!
Since we have such a "stellar" crew, we decided to B the Solar System for Halloween! NOTE: planets and distances not to scale. With grad students @ImKaylahB and Shania (@MengjiaMLin in spirit), rotons Jasmine, Edward, and Alex, and undergraduates @ryanmgado, Annette, and Louise.
What could "B" more wonderful than one awesome @UConnMCB Ph.D. rotation students working in the lab? How about TWO! Thanks to Maddy (left) and Alex (right) for checking out the Hanlon Lab this rotation cycle! Also thanks to their B-team mentors, @ImKaylahB and @MengjiaMLin!
Emma, our NSF REU student, did an awesome job sharing her summer research exploring how Wolbachia affects B chromosome transmission. Her results show that Wolbachia infection may suppress drive of the Bs! Thanks for B-ing with us, Emma!
Emma, our NSF REU student, has some B-utiful data from her summer project in the Hanlon Lab! We are so glad you decided to spend your summer to 'B' with us!
To pass her Ph.D. qualifying exam, @ImKaylahB had to bring her "B" game - and she did! Congratulations to @UConnMCB Ph.D. *candidate*, Kaylah! We're all proud of you!
Thanks to Dr. Lisa Nigro for snapping this pic 🙂
We are B-yond thrilled that our work on the drive of #BChromosomes in Drosophila melanogaster is officially published in Current Biology! https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2023.04.028
Huge props to Dr. Patrick Ferree for writing a fantastic Dispatch to go along with it! https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2023.04.034