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LOBSU FROG-tastic nailed it invitation

Julie hosted a frog-themed Nailed It! event for our holiday get-together. Amateur bakers compete to replicate complicated cookie decor in order to win a frog-themed kitchen appliances. Expert cookie decorated Julie had us replicate decorations.…

Dr Stephanie Caty

Introducing Dr. Stephanie Caty

Steph defended her dissertation on poison frogs and microbes! She will be writing up her manuscripts this Autumn and then will pursue opportunities in industry. 

We so cherish…

Aurora and her defense seminar

Introducing Dr. Aurora Alvarez-Buylla

Aurora defended her dissertation! "Dealing with a deadly diet: molecular mechanisms of alkaloid sequestration in poison frogs."

She will be in the lab for the rest of the…

Nora Moskowitz, PhD, defended her dissertation this week! Her work brought us more in depth knowledge of poison frog prey preference and selectivity. Like all good science, it opened many new questions that will be asked by current and future lab…

We have a lot of new lab members this Quarter!

Dr. Najva Akbari joined our lab as a postdoctoral researcher. Najva is an optical physicist and will be setting up in vivo imaging in tadpoles. 

Dr Katie Fiocca joined our lab as…

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. 

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