Jul 11, 2023

PhD Candidate Selom Ametepe

CEMB PhD student Selom Ametepe succesfully passed her PhD candidacy exam today. Congratulations Selom!

Jul 07, 2023

Kidd and Evans, 2023: Analysis of Axon Guidance in the Drosophila Embryo; Collection, Fixation, and Antibody Staining of Drosophila Embryos; Ventral Nerve Cord Dissection and Microscopy of Drosophila Embryos

A series of papers (a topic introduction plus two protocol papers) from Tim and collaborator Tom Kidd on the analysis of embryonic axon guidance in Drosophila are now available online at Cold Spring Harbor Protocols! These articles are part of the Drosophila Neurobiology collection, edited by Bing Zhang, Ellie Heckscher, Alex C. Keene, and Scott Waddell.

May 09, 2023

Preprint: Slit-independent guidance of longitudinal axons by Drosophila Robo3

Our lab's newest preprint is live today on bioRxiv! You can read it at this link.

Apr 20, 2023

University of Arkansas News article on Selom's fellowship

Selom appears in today's University of Arkansas News, in an article highlighting her recent Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future fellowship award.

Apr 20, 2023

Farfán-Pira et al., 2023: A cis-regulatory sequence of the wing selector gene, vestigial, drives the evolution of scaling relationships in Drosophila species

Our lab's collaborative paper examining the evolution of vestigial enhancer sequences is now online at the Journal of Experimental Biology! This paper includes some of Keity Farfán Pira's work carried out during her visit to the Evans lab in 2021, as part of a collaborative project between our lab and the lab of Dr. Marcos Nahmad at the Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Cinvestav-IPN) in Mexico City.

Mar 31, 2023

Selom is awarded a Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship

The Schlumberger Foundation has selected Selom Ametepe as one of its 2023-2024 Faculty for the Future fellowship awardees. Congratulations Selom!

Mar 01, 2023

Fly meeting 2023

Tim, Selom, and Piyasi traveled to Chicago, IL for the 64th Annual Drosophila Research Conference. Deep dish pizza, jollof rice, masala dosa, and five days of excellent and inspiring science with the international fly community!

Jan 09, 2023

Welcome Ashton!

BIOL PhD student Ashton Magdich has joined the Evans lab as our newest graduate student. Ashton's PhD project will focus on the roles of the Robo2 axon guidance receptor in Drosophila embryonic nervous system development.