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Lab News

June 2019: The lab’s work was recently featured in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science’s Southscapes publication

June 2019: Alejandra Millan left the lab for greener pastures in Atlanta. Thanks for all your help!

May 2019: We’re excited to have Emily Felton join the lab as a UGA Microbiology REU Student

March 2019: Graduate students Nia Myers and Carissa Gilliland both transitioned from Master’s to PhD students.

January 2019: Yin Wang joins us as a postdoctoral researcher from the lab of Dan Rozen at Leiden University where he did his PhD work on the microbiota of burying beetles. Welcome Yin!

January 2019: Postdoc Vilas Patel returned to the Oliver lab at UGA to continue her work on facultative symbionts. We really appreciate all the hard work Vilas put in to get our Rhodococcus project off the ground.

September 2018: Congratulations to Bren on being awarded a UGA CURO Research Assistantship to continue her work on hypoxia in Tribolium. She was also awarded a UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Project grant. Anthony was also awarded a CAES Undergraduate Research Project grant.

August 2018: We are seeking a postdoc to study insect-bacterial interactions in kissing bugs. If you’re interested, please contact Kevin directly

August 2018: Nia Myers and Carissa Gilliland join the lab as graduate students.

January 2018: The lab welcomes several new members including postdoctoral researcher Dr. Vilas Patel, research technician Alejandra Millan, and undergraduate researcher Anthony Vandieren.

Fall 2017: Undergraduate researcher Bren Latorre-Murrin was awarded a CAES Undergraduate Research Initiative award for 2017-2018. Bren will be examining how hypoxia influences development in different insects. Congratulations Bren!

October 2017: Recruiting a postdoctoral researcher

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join the lab to assist in an NIH-funded project examining the reproductive physiology of mosquitoes. We have identified several orphan peptide hormone receptors (that lack a known ligand) that are implicated in regulating mosquito reproduction. The project will entail bioassays to establish phenotypes associated with silencing of the receptor, as well as establishment of cell lines to explore ligand-receptor interactions. Ideally candidates will have significant experience in one or more of the following areas: cell culture techniques, immunocytochemistry/immunoblotting, protein expression, and/or HPLC. If you’re interested, please contact Kevin directly.