News

Oct 18, 2018

Keep CALM and Mind The Gap: calcium mediated synapse development in C. elegans

Noted worm enthusiast and all-around swell guy Dr. Brian Ackley visited us from the Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Kansas to share his lab's work on synapse formation in the world's greatest animal model, C. elegans, in a seminar delivered to the Dept of Biological Sciences.

Sep 20, 2018

Tim's tenure & promotion seminar

Tim delivered a research seminar today to the Dept of Biological Sciences here at U of A, as part of his application for promotion to Associate Professor with tenure. The title of his talk was "Wiring the insect nervous system: the genetics of axon guidance in Drosophila."

Jul 05, 2018

Good luck Haley!

Haley Brown is on her way to Bloomington, IN today to join the Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology (GCDB) PhD program at Indiana University. We'll miss you Haley!

May 24, 2018

Welcome Ali!

Undergraduate researcher Ali Stone is the newest member of the Evans lab. Ali's project will use CRISPR-based gene modification approaches to study the function of axon guidance genes in the Tribolium embryonic CNS.

May 11, 2018

University of Arkansas graduates Alli Loy and Savanna Cathey

Evans lab undergraduate students Alli Loy and Savanna Cathey were awarded bachelors degrees in Biology from  the University of Arkansas at Fulbright College commencement today. Congratulations Alli and Savanna!

Apr 25, 2018

Haley Brown, M.S.

Haley Brown successfully defended her Master's thesis today, titled "In vivo structure-function analysis of Drosophila Robo1, an axon guidance receptor critical for midline repulsive signaling in the embryonic central nervous system." Haley continues her tradition of lab firsts with this, the lab's first graduate thesis defense. Congratulations Haley!

Apr 20, 2018

Congratulations Alli!

Alli Loy successfully defended her Honors Thesis today, titled "Evolutionary conservation of midline repulsion by Robo family receptors in flies and mice." Well done, Alli!

Apr 11, 2018

Fly meeting 2018 (April 11-15, 2018)

Tim, LaFreda, Haley, Ben, and Alli traveled to Philadelphia, PA for the 59th Annual Drosophila Research Conference. A great meeting for catching up with the latest in fruit fly research, seeing old friends and colleagues, and making new connections in the fly community. Plus, cheesesteaks!

Feb 15, 2018

Tim's seminar at NSU

Tim traveled to Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK to give an invited seminar as part of the Science and Technology Seminar Series. Thanks to John de Banzie and the Department of Natural Sciences for the invitation!

Feb 01, 2018

Brown et al in the February 2018 issue of G3

Our paper describing the functional roles of Robo1 Fibronectin repeats has been published in the February 2018 issue of G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics.