Postdoctoral fellow Joyce Kao has produced a general-audience video on how (and why) we use flies to study cryptic genetic variation.
Naomi’s paper using high-throughput microscopy to map genetic variation in yeast-cell growth (and its variability within strains) has been published in Genetics.
The Genetics Society of America has made available recordings of talks given at The Allied Genetics Conference earlier this year in Orlando. Joyce’s talk on cryptic genetic variation in flies, Shuang’s talk on nongenetic heterogeneity in yeast, and Kerry’s talk on the interaction between Hsp90 and genetic variation in yeast are all available on YouTube.
Kerry’s paper showing that Hsp90 does not tend to buffer the effects of new mutations on yeast-cell morphology, but that selection preferentially retains buffered alleles, has been published in PLOS Biology with an accompanying Primer article by Schell, Mullis and Ehrenreich.
On this occasion, we note with sadness the passing of Susan Lindquist, whose work has inspired us for a long time.
Shuang Li, Joyce Kao and Kerry Geiler-Samerotte gave excellent talks at The Allied Genetics Conference 2016 in Orlando. Some highlights from Twitter:
Mark was in the first cohort of recipients of the new MIRA (“Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award”) grant mechanism from NIGMS. This five-year grant supports the lab’s work on variation in complex traits, rather than a specific project. Mark is thrilled to be part of the MIRA “experiment” and thinks it’s one of the most important changes in NIH funding strategy in many years.
Joyce Kao was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA postdoctoral fellowship!