Welcome Postdoc Ben Leyland

Welcome to New Postdoc Ben Leyland! Previously, Ben was a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU). Ben received his PhD from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

New Paper: Biological Network Evolution

Our paper “Wiring between close nodes in molecular networks evolves more quickly than between distant nodes” has now been published as advance access in Molecular Biology and Evolution. We propose to use the evolution of drug-drug interaction scores as a proxy for the evolution of the topology of the underlying biological networks of a bacterial cell.

The Unraveling of a Protist Genome Could Unlock the Mystery of Marine Viruses

Findings published in Current Biology set stage to better understand the �invisible� ocean ecosystem and its importance. Read the full press release.

Postdoctoral Position Available: CRISPR and Experimental Lateral Transfer in a Marine Protist

Postdoctoral Position Available: CRISPR and Experimental Lateral Transfer in a Marine Protist The Collier and Rest labs at Stony Brook University, in collaboration with the Archibald lab at Dalhousie, invite applications for a postdoctoral position focused on unraveling the complexities of symbiosis using the marine thraustochytrid_ Aurantiochytrium limacinum_.

New publication: Horizontal gene transfer and fusion spread carotenogenesis among diverse heterotrophic protists

The accepted manuscript features the dissertation work of Mariana Rius and is a collaboration w/ Jackie Collier and John Archibald’s lab was recently made available here at the Genome Biology and Evolution website.

Preprint: Nicotine Stimulates Peristalsis in N. vectensis: From Behavior to Nicotinic Receptor Genes

View the preprint at research square.

Alex wins Slobodkin Award

Alex Gil Gomez was awarded a Slobodkin Award at our annual Ecology and Evolution retreat. He will use the award to fund his upcoming publications and attendance at scientific conferences.