John Pool's Lab studies Population Genomics and the Genetic Basis of Adaptive Evolution at the University of Wisconsin – Madison
Latest Pool Lab News...
~ Welcome to Myron Child as a new PhD student!
~ We have 3 more new papers: an MBE paper looks at genomic changes across ~500 generations of natural evolution, while two others examine the genetic architecture of adaptive changes in alcohol resistance and size.
~ Jamie Freeman and Dr. Max Shpak join the lab as research staff.
~ We have a new paper in Genetics on transcriptome adaptation.
~ Congratulations to recent graduates Clarice Danen, Olivia Gargulak, and Zach Johnson!
~ Congratualtions to Dr's Jeremy Lange and Quentin Sprengelmeyer on their successful PhD thesis defenses!
~ Siyuan Feng joins the lab as a new PhD student!
~ Maud Duranton joins the lab as a new postdoc!
~ Thank you NIH! John receives an R35 MIRA grant.
~ Marcus Stensmyr's "wild fly" art graces the MBE cover in conjunction with our paper on D. melanogaster origin and history.
~ Our study on wilderness African flies, their genomes, and species history is published in MBE.
~ John returns from sabbatical work in Puerto Rico, California, and Utah.
~ Thank you NIH! The lab is receiving a new R01 grant, in collaboration with Mark Rebeiz.
~ Our collaboration with Marcus Stensmyr is bearing fruit: Marula as an ancestral host fruit for Drosophila melanogaster (see NPR coverage).
~ Tanager J. Pool becomes the lab's 6th baby in its 7 year history, and John's 1st. And then, Isla Sprengelmeyer becomes #7.
~ 2 new accepted papers! (1) Selective sweeps may not undermine demographic inference in flies, and (2) Directional selection undermines genetic and environmental robustness.
~ Thank you NSF! The lab gets a new grant on parallel cold tolerance evolution, and Chris McAllester gets a predoctoral fellowship!
~ Vedika Ramesh graduates!
~ Welcome to Matt Lollar as a new PhD student, and to Juliana Cordeiro as a visiting professor!
~ Welcome to Murillo Fernando Rodrigues as a visiting graduate student!
~ Audrey Simard, Ben Groth, Grant Hoppel, & Matt Monette graduate!
~ John gets tenure! (his seminar is HERE)
~ Welcome to Chris McAllester & Tiago Ribeiro as new PhD students!
~ John was on the Whad'ya Know Podcast! Skip ahead in this VIDEO to 2:11:22.
~ We have *4* new papers accepted at Genetics and MBE! (see Papers and John's TAGC talk)
~ The Pool Lab welcomes Yuheng Huang as a new postdoctoral researcher!
~ Version 1.1 of the Drosophila Genome Nexus is HERE.
~ Amir is co-first author on a Current Biology paper on the recurrent origin of a sexually-dimorphic trait (Article) (Press Release)
~ Amir Yassin led our PNAS study on a novel fly population that specializes on a toxic fruit! (Article) (Press Release) (John's talk at Evolution 2016)
~ Congratulations to Amir on his prestigious faculty position at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris! (LINK)
~ Vedika Ramesh received a Sophomore Research Fellowship for her population genomic analysis of olfactory receptor genes!
~ Our 2 new papers are featured in this UW press release! Our PNAS paper shows that wing size evolution entailed a loss of developmental buffering. Our Nature Communications paper shows the genetic basis of a female-specific color dimorphism under ancient balancing selection, and even inspired a Shakespearean sonnet, "Rough in Love" (Text) (Audio)
Lab Photos (including African fly-catching excursions):