Dr. Fernando Diaz Gonzalez has agreed to join the lab and will soon arrive to Tucson from Colombia. Fernando completed his PhD at the Universidad Del Valle, Cali, Colombia with Dr. Cardenas-Henao and Dr. Toro-Perea working on the population differentiation in the whitefly Bemisia tabaci. In our lab Fernando will work on the genomics of adaptation and in understanding the mechanism associated with the evolution of reproductive incompatibilities.
The dividing wall between the lab rooms has come down making a nice open space. This will eventually become the molecular lab. For now, it feels like a dance floor.
Today we got to see the drawings of what the molecular lab will look like. Hopefully soon we will have the lab filled with people. Who knows maybe I will get a bench space for myself (a bit of wishful thinking I know). Can’t wait for construction to begin, still no date about when that will be.
The PERT (Postdoctoral Excellence in Research and Teaching) program is accepting application for 2-3 positions to fill by Spring 2018. Review of applications begins Monday April 10, with interviews expected in May. Job Number is: P20335 and applicants can apply here: https://uacareers.com/postings/16807
PERT program is outstanding, providing independence in research and the opportunity to teach. I highly recommend it (I was once a PERT postdoc myself!!!!). If you are interested to be a PERT postdoc in my lab please contact me as soon as possible.
Today Carson and I did the first banana molasses fly food cook in the new lab. Wonderful fly food odors fill the lab. This is going to be one of many more cooks.
I am looking for a Postdoc to join our lab to work on projects focusing on the evolutionary genetics of adaptation and speciation. Please contact me for more information or go to UACareers to apply.
Our Drosophila stocks arrive at their new home at the University of Arizona.