We want to thank the OU College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) for funding our Senior Faculty Summer Fellowship (SFSF) proposal, entitled “Using Daphnia resurrection ecology to understand environmental impacts of nutrient pollution”. This support will fund a summer Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position and a summer Undergraduate Research Assistant (UGRA), as we push forward on our use of Daphnia as an important environmental “sentinel” organism.
A big “thank you” to Aime’e Yousey for creating this beautiful needlepoint Daphnia “mama”!
Congratulations to Emily Kiehnau on receiving both a summer 2018 and academic year 2018-2019 Adams Scholarship. This critical funding will help support her dissertation research on the interactions of the spiny waterflea, Bythotrephes longimanus, and its Daphnia prey.
Congratulations to former M.S. student, Aime’e Yousey, for the publication of Chapter 2 of her M.S. thesis, which has just appeared in the Royal Society Open Science (on-line only). This was a lot of hard work, but your persistence paid off and it is great to see the work finally published. Congratulations again, Aime’e!
Welcome to Dr. Silvia Markova from the Czech Academy of Sciences, who just arrived here at OU for a 6-month sabbatical stay in our laboratory. Dr. Markova conducts research on the phylogenetics and phylogeography of a variety of organisms ranging from our beloved Daphnia to bank voles. She is interested in interacting with other colleagues here, who share similar research interests. During her stay, she will be sitting in Sutton Hall 102 and also PHSC 130F. Please join us in welcoming her to OU!
We want to congratulate Rachel Hartnett on accepting an inaugural appointment as a Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oklahoma State University. Rachel will be taking up her new position, effective 1 July 2018, for an initial 2-year period, with the possibility of an extension to a 3rd year. This position will have teaching, research, and outreach duties associated with it, and there is the potential that it will develop into a tenure-track position. We will be sorry to see Rachel leave us here at OU, but she will only be a short drive up the road in Stillwater. Congratulations again, Rachel!
Congratulations to Ritu Kulkarni on being awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) grant from the OU Honors College for her Honors Research Project entitled “Effects of Phosphorus and Fish Kairomones on Life History Traits of Daphnia”.
Our favorite model organism, Daphnia, is featured in an article about “sentinel” organisms and the environment in today’s on-line issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN). Here is a link to the article. Link