National Science Foundation gives the CRE an anxiously-awaited thumbs up

Our research proposal to use proteomics to investigate sperm modification within the female reproductive tract, along with its evolutionary divergence and reproductive isolation consequences, is recommended for funding by the NSF. This work is a collaboration between CRE members Steve Dorus, Scott Pitnick, John Belote and PhD student Emma Whittington, along with Mariana Wolfner of Cornell University and Tim Karr of the Kyoto Institute of Technology.

Brian Gress, PhD student extraordinaire, successfully defends his dissertation!

Brian’s research combined investigations from the field, laboratory and artificial pastures in the greenhouse on the LSC rooftop to explore the evolutionary maintenance of alternative male reproductive tactics in the yellow dung fly, Scathophaga stercoararia. We wish Brian great success as he begins a killer postdoctoral fellowship at UC, Davis with Frank Zalom of the Department of Entomology and Nematology.