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Lab News

January 2017 - Kristin Alligood successfully defends Ph.D.


January 2017 - Allison Fuiten is awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) from the NSF to examine the functional basis of genetic changes behind the derived vertebrate characters present in pipefish.


January 2017 - Emily Beck attends Evomics Workshop in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.


2016 - Martin Stervander receives fellowship from the Swedish Research Council.


December 2016 - Gulf Pipefish genome paper published.


November 2016 - Bill Cresko elected AAAS Fellow.


July 2016 - Thom Nelson wins poster award at Allied Genetics Conference.


July 2016 - Allison Fuiten presents poster at the 6th Meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology in Uppsala, Sweden.


April 2016 - John Crandall wins best undergraduate student poster at EVO-WIBO conference.


April 2016 - Mark Currey wins best technician poster at EVO-WIBO conference.


April 2016 - Allison Fuiten wins best graduate student talk at EVO-WIBO conference.


April 2016 - Thom Nelson wins best graduate student talk at EVO-WIBO conference.


April 2016 - Kristin Alligood wins best graduate student poster at EVO-WIBO conference.


March 2016 - Emily Beck speaks about GMOs for the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's Ideas on Tap series.


February 2016 - Susan Bassham featured in Scientific American's Sustainability 60-second Science Video "Fish on Evolution's Fast Track".


January 2016 - Susan Bassham interviewed by Jefferson Public Radio: "When Evolution Speeds Up".


December 2015 - "Evolution of stickleback in 50 years on earthquake-uplifted islands" paper published.


October 2015 - Our 2010 PLOS Genetics paper celebrated as one of the 10 most cited papers in the first decade of the journal.


October 2015 - Ray Troll visits the lab .


October 2015 - Emily A Beck joins the lab.


August 2015 - Allison Fuiten is an NIH Developmental Training Grant trainee.


June 2015 - Allison Fuiten received Favorite Poster Award Biology Graduate Student Retreat 2015.


May 2015 - Thom Nelson gave talks on ancestry of stickleback at the University of Cambridge and at Quantitative Genomics in London.


May 2015 - Sophie Sichel presents at the U of O undergraduate symposium.


April 2015 - John Crandall is awarded a fellowship through the OURS Program and the University of Oregon Department of Biology to work with genetic mapping of divergent Stickleback populations as a tool to investigate recombination and chromosomal inversions.


January 2015 - Thom Nelson is awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) from the NSF to use genome-wide coalescent analyses to identify adaptation by standing genetic variation.


November 2014 - Sophie Sichel won an award for her oral presentation at ABRCMS in San Antonio, Texas.


October 2014 - Thom Nelson gives an invited talk called, 'Reconstructing the Past; Five years to K, and just a bit further' honoring his former advisor at Kalamazoo College.


March 2014 - Kristin Alligood is awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) from the NSF from the NSF to identify the genes that underlie craniofacial bone shape evolution in threespine stickleback populations.


May 2013 - Heather Jamniczky from the University of Calgary presents on phenotypic variation, morphometrics and evolvability in the threespine stickleback.


May 2013 - Erika Jackson and Savannah Olroyd present posters on their research at the UO Undergraduate Symposium.


May 2013 - Tom Reimchen from the University of Victoria presents on predator defense adaptations in the threespine stickleback and gets a taste of Oregon.


April 2013 - The Molecular Ecologist does a Q&A with Julian about Stacks.


January 2013 - The Molecular Ecologist blogged about our Stacks software system for RAD data.


January 2013 - Julian and Bill are teaching UNIX/RAD-seq at the 2013 Workshop on Genomics in Český Krumlov, Czech Repulic.


Nov 2012 - Clay Small joined the lab as a new Post-doc from Adam Jones’s lab.


Sept 2012 - NIH Center of Excellence grant in Systems Biology awarded to the UO to study host-microbe interactions in zebrafish and stickleback.


August 2012 - Ann Petersen wins an award for her talk about Thyroid development at Stickleback 2012


August 2012 - Taylor Wilson wins best undergraduate student poster at Stickleback 2012


August 2012 - Mark Currey wins best graduate student poster at Stickleback 2012


August 2012 - Susie Bassham, Julian Catchen, Andrew Nishida and Ann Petersen give talks at Stickleback 2012


June 2012 - Kristin Sikkink presents a poster at ICQG in Edinburgh, Scotland and SMBE in Dublin, Ireland.


June 2012 - Julian invited to teach about reduced-representation genome analyses using Stacks at MSU's NGS Summer Course at the Kellogg Biological Station.


June 2012 - Congratulations to Taylor Wilson for graduating with highest honors from the Clark Honors College.


April 2012 - Kristin Sikkink wins best student talk at EVO-WIBO conference.


March 2012 - Congratulations to Kate Ituarte for graduating with highest honors from the Clark Honors College.


February 2012 - Congratulations to Kristin Sikkink for winning an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) to use RNAseq to understand the genetic basis of cryptic genetic variation.


February 2012 - Kristin Sikkink wins best student poster at IGERT conference.


June 2011 - Kate Ituarte is awarded a SMART scholarship to fund summer research.


June 2011 - Kate Ituarte receives a biology teaching award for the 2010-2011 academic year.


May 2011 - Kate Ituarte and Taylor Wilson present at the first UO Undergraduate Symposium and Kate Ituarte wins third place for best biology poster.


Feb 2011 - Science highlights the work of the Holzapfel/Bradshaw, Johnson, and Cresko labs in its Human Genome 10th Anniversary coverage.


Dec 2010 - Genome scans and RAD sequencing are named an "Area to watch" in Science’s Breakthrough of the Year.


Sept 2010 - Paul and Bill will teach at a genomics school in Germany


Sept 2010 - Paul, Susie and Bill will present at the 2nd UK RAD meetings in Edinburgh, Scotland


July 2010 - Julian Catchen awarded an NIH Ruth Kirchstein postdoctoral fellowship


May 2010 - NSF funds our research on using Next Generation Sequencing to create genomic resources for pipefish


April 2010 - NIH funds our collaborative research to study the effects of perchlorate on stickleback.


March 2010 - Genome scan of stickleback populations identifies patterns of selection


October 2009 - NSF funds our genomic research on 50 year old populations of threespine stickleback


May 2009 - Kristin Sikkink awarded an NSF pre-doctoral fellowship

Cresko Laboratory, Center for Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon
News Brief

January 2017 - Kristin Alligood successfully defends Ph.D.


January 2017 - Allison Fuiten is awarded a DDIG from the NSF. See Lab News for more.


December 2016 - Gulf Pipefish genome paper published.


November 2016 - Bill Cresko elected AAAS Fellow.


April / July 2016 - Cresko Lab members receive six conference awards for posters or talks. See Lab News for more.


January / February 2016 - Susan Bassham appears in a short documentary and a more in-depth interview relating to the lab's recently published Middleton Island work. See Lab News or the link below for more.


December 2015 - "Evolution of stickleback in 50 years on earthquake-uplifted islands" paper published.


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