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Billie passed her quals! She will be studying how R. imitator parents coordinate offspring care. 

David has been our lab manager for one year!

We all miss each other and it was great to have our first social event with physical…

Our lab is up and running with many new members. This month, we welcomed Mesi Fischer, Andrew Hayden, and Chloe Hoeber. We also said goodbye to Jesse Delia who moved to New York City for a job at the American Museum of National History.…

Aurora and Lauren received the Gilliam Fellowship, which is given to grad student-advisor pairs to support graduate student research and outreach that increases diversity in science. We are very excited about receiving formal training in…

Lauren received a Pew Biomedical Scholar award to fund work on how nutrition circuits influence behavior in tadpoles.

Dr. Julie Butler led a lab reflection about our lab values, professional needs, and overall balance. It was a great time to reflect on what we are all doing here and why we are passionate about our work. 

Check out our word cloud, where…

Lauren was named a McKnight Scholar to investigate how tadpoles imprint on their parents during infancy. 

Billie Goolsby has joined the lab as a grad student! She is studying how poison frog moms interpret communication from their mates and offspring to make appropriate behavioral decisions. She has already established a community engagement program…

The lab has had some turn-over recently, with Dr. Eva Fischer leaving to start her own lab at the University of Illinois. Eva was a postdoc in the lab for 4 years, spanning our move from Harvard to Stanford. We wish her the best of luck as she…

A Diablito poison frog visits her offspring to provide unfertilized eggs packed with nutrition and poison!

Photo by Elicio Tapia

We published a paper in Current Biology this week on the Mechanisms of Convergent Egg Provisioning in Poison Frogs. This work was performed equally by Eva Fischer and Alex Roland, current and past postdocs in the lab. Our own Nora Moskowitz…

Lauren was named a New York Stem Cell Foundation Robertson Neuroscience Investigator and received a 1.5 million dollar grant to study the neural basis of behavior in tadpoles.