Thursday, November 14, 2013

November 13, 2013: Our book chapter on dating the eukaryotic tree of Life using phylogenomics and the fossil record was accepted for publication in Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology: Eukaryote Evolution.

November 8, 2013: Nicholas Lee, an undergraduate researcher, was awarded funding for his project on Mississippi anuran parasites by the Department of Biological Sciences,  Biology Student Research Award. Congratulations Nick!

November 6, 2013: The lab’s research was featured on the MS State homepage. The news article is here (

October 2, 2013: Dr. Jeffrey Silberman (University of Arkansas) and I were interviewed for KUAF’s (an NPR station) “Ozarks at Large” program about our Pygsuia (Pig-Sooie-a) manuscript. The radio show can be heard online (

September 19, 2013: Job opportunity in my laboratory is posted on the ISOP website ( 

September 19, 2013: Sci-News picked up our Pygsuia paper. Article is here

September 17, 2013: KUAR (a Little Rock NPR affiliate) broadcasted a story about Pygsuia (

September 17, 2013: Our paper describing the amoeba, Pygsuia (“Pig-sooie-a”), was featured on the University of Arkansas’ Newswire

August 28, 2013: Our publication Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences is now onlinePDF

August 14, 2013: Our publication in Nature Communications on the genome of Capsaspora owczarzaki is now available online. PDF

July 31, 2013: Our publication in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on the evolution of breviate amoeboid flagellates was accepted for publication. 

July 29, 2013: Our book chapter, the “Non-Dictyostelid Sorocarpic Amoebae” in the book Dictyostelids - Evolutionary Patterns and Processes in a Social Amoeba, is now online.

July 10, 2013: Our publication in Nature Communications on the genome of Capsaspora owczarzaki was accepted for publication.

June 26, 2013: Our publication on the evolution of elongation factor-1α (EF-1α) and elongation factor-like (EFL) proteins was published on BMC Evolutionary BiologyPDF

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