Here are some recent news from the Boissinot lab.
The undergrads Yejie, Paula and Marcin rocked it in Ethiopia! They looked for frogs day and (mostly) night and studied their acoustic communication and physiology. Great job guys!
Yann, Justin and Imtiyaz presented their work at SMBE 2019 in Manchester, and Imtiyaz won the award for best undergrad poster! Congratulations Imtiyaz!
Jacobo Reyes Velasco left the lab for new adventures. Good luck Jacobo, we already miss you!
Imtiyaz successfully defended his Capstone thesis! Great job man!
We have the pleasure to have Dr. Kateryna Makova visit NYUAD and listen to her fantastic talk at the Biology Seminar Series!
Jacobo gave another talk during his trip, this time at the Berlin Natural History Museum - He used the same lecture hall in which Albert Einstein used to teach…. Take that relativity!
Jacobo visited the collection of the Natural History Museum in London and gave a presentation on his favorite Ethiopian frogs!
Alexander Suh is visiting the Boissinot lab and delivered a great talk at the ERB biology seminar!
…. Sandra’s paper has been showcased in FoxNews and National Geographic Russia - So does that mean that both Trump and Putin have seen her fluo frogs???
Our paper on a new frog species from Ethiopia is finally out!!
You can also find more pictures from the trip when we made this discovery by following this link… http://www.jacoboreyesvelasco.com/bibita-mountain/
We are proud to announce that Jacobo’s poster on adaptations to high elevations in frogs of the genus Leptopelis won the “Best poster” award at the CGSB IX Symposium!!
The CGSB IX Symposium is at full swing at NYUAD!
People from the lab are taking a well deserved break!
Busy week at the Boss lab with the visit of Dr. Lounes Chikhi, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal.
Sandra’s collaborative paper on city vs forest frogs is out in Nature Ecology and Evolution!
Click Here to read the paper
And here is a cool little video from The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute…
May 15th, 2018
Our undergrad students have successfully presented their Capstone research projects!
Two new postdocs in the Boissinot lab
We are proud to announce that Sandra Goutte & Justin Wilcox have joined the Boissinot lab ad NYUAD
Yann presented his research on Anolis lizards at the annual NYUAD Research Conference.
Sandra showed her preliminary results on Ethiopian frog mating calls at the Research conference.
Imtiyaz presented his research on frog transcriptomics at the NYUAD Research Conference.
Jacobo showed his poster on Leptopelis transcriptomes at the NYUAD Research Conference.
Sebastian presented some of his previous research at the conference.
We showcased some of our research and frog songs at the Glimpses Art-Science expo, part of the NYUAD Research conference
The annual NYUAD Research Conference is currently under way!
Sandra Goutte presented part of her research at the Biology seminar, NYUAD.
Jacobo presented a talk about his research at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (UPN) in Colima, Mexico.
Sebastian Kirchhof has joined the Boissinot lab!
The Boss lab had a great time at the Evolution meeting 2018 in Montpellier!
The Boissinot lab members present some of their research at the "Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia"
The second Boissinot lab writing retreat is happening in Lisbon!
Our paper on Anolis carolinensis is now on bioRxiv - Check it our by clicking the link below:
Bourgeois, Y., Ruggiero, R., Manthey, J., & Boissinot, S. (2018). Recent secondary contacts, background selection and variable recombination rates shape genomic diversity in the model species Anolis carolinensis.
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Very successful third leg of summer fieldwork in Ethiopia. Great job Sandra & Yann!
France wins the 2018 soccer world cup
(So half the Boissinot lab is very happy)
8 - 12 July , 2018
Great times (and great food) at the SMBE meeting in Japan!
A very successful (and thankfully not so eventful) second leg of fieldwork in Ethiopia - Smile Megersa!
May 20th, 2018
Our Capstone Students Finally Graduated! We are going to miss you guys!
Jigar has been awarded an NYUAD fellowship and will be conducting lab work with us during part of the summer!
"Long-term Balancing Selection at Immunogene loci in the Ethiopian frog Leptopelis gramineus"
"Identification of Transposable Elements in Leptopelis gramineus - Insights into evolution of TE composition in Amphibians"
"Adaptation to High Altitudes of Mithochondrial genes in Leptopelis gramineus"
"The Transposable Element Landscape of Date Palm"
"Regulation of Transposon Expression by DNA Methylation in Zebrafish uhrf1 mutants"
May 30th, 2018
We returned from a very successful (and eventful!) field trip to Ethiopia
We are proud to announce that our Sudikchya Shrestha has been accepted to the PhD program at the Crick institute! Congratulations Sud!
Joe Manthey has started a position as an assistant professor at Texas Tech... Get them Raiders!! www.mantheylab.org
We are proud to announce that our JooHee Choi has been accepted in the PhD program at Washington University in St. Louis. Congratulations JooHee!!
Sandra Goutte will be studying the evolution of frog communication in Ethiopian anurans.
Justin Wilcox will study falcon genomics and microbial communities. (Co-sponsored with the Idaghdour lab)