What’s new?

|| 12 Jun 2017 || Our new paper is out in G3: Cytonuclear epistasis controls the density of symbiont Wolbachia pipientis in non-gonadal tissues of mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus. This paper includes the highest resolution linkage map for any member of the genus Culex. [link]

|| 24 Mar 2017 || Our new paper describing StrAuto v1.0 is out in BMC Bioinformatics [link]

|| 15 Feb 2017 || Using high resolution genotyping, microgeographic genetic structure can be resolved among populations from anthropically modified Brazilian populations of the malaria vector Anopheles darlingi.  [link]

|| 08 Sep 2016 || A new phylogeny for mosquitoes of the Culex subgenus Melanoconion has been published.  Details can be found in our paper in Acta Tropica. [link]

|| 06 Jun 2016 || StrAuto v1.0 has been released.  This script automates and parallelizes population genetic analysis using the software STRUCTURE.

|| 14 Jul 2015 || Population structure of the primary neotropical malaria vector Anopheles darlingi is associated with geographic patterns in Brazil. Details can be found in our paper in PLoS ONE [link]

|| 02 Jun 2015 || Congratulations to Class of 2015 Valedictorian and Emerson Lab Alum Mary Margaret Addison who will be entering the Ph.D. program the University of Pennsylvania in the Cellular and Molecular Biology Group and to Emerson Lab Alum Leslie Sepaniac who will be entering the Ph.D. program at The University of Vermont in the Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences program.

|| 23 Oct 2014 || Senior lab member Mary Addison has been chosen to present her summer research project from an REU at Colorado State University (Summer 2014) at the National REU symposium sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research. She’ll be presenting her poster on Oct 26 and 27.

|| 12 Aug 2014 || I’ll be teaching a three-day workshop entitled Genotyping by Sequencing: Applications in mosquito vectors and pathogens at the Wadsworth Institute (Albany NY) next month!

|| 7 Sep 2013 || The accuracy of phylogeographic analysis is a function of population sampling.  Details in our recent paper in PLoS ONE. [link]

|| 27 Sep 2012 || Intraspsecific comparative QTL mapping shows the importance of genetic background in the interpretation of the genetic basis of adaptive evolution.  Details in our recent paper in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. [link]

|| 20 Jul 2012|| I have just opened my lab at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.  I can be found in Schaefer Hall room 231.

|| 07 Feb 2012 || I am currently recruiting SMP students for the 2012-2013 academic year. Please contact me if you are interested in the opportunities in the lab.

|| 16 Jan 2012 || I will be joining the Biology faculty at St. Mary’s College of Maryland beginning in the fall of 2012! I very much look forward to joining this group of educators and researchers!

||16 Jan 2012 || Natural variation in photoperiodic response is independent from variation in the circadian clock in mosquitoes. Details appear in a new paper published in Heredity. [link]

|| 26 Aug 2010 || Sequenced RAD tags prove to be a cost and labor effective means of generating high-resolution phylogeographic datasets in organisms with no prior genomic resources. Details can be found in our new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA! [link]

|| 24 Aug 2010 || Check out the new NSF press release on our forthcoming PNAS paper!