Congratulations to José Andrade Lopez for successfully passing his qualifying exams, we look forward to his thesis work on the nervous system of Saccoglossus!
Congrats to Paul for the fellowship to study the evolution of cis-regulation in the evolution of deuterostome brains.
Paul did a fantastic job of defending his thesis and has clearly established Schizocardium californicum as a promising new model for hemichordate biology.
We just completed the first hemichordate meeting at Hopkins gathering together an international group of scientists . It was a really successful few days.
Paul Gonzalez, Kevin R. Uhlinger, and Chris Lowe have published some fantastic new work in Current Biology: “The Adult Body Plan of Indirect Developing Hemichordates Develops by Adding a Hox-Patterned Trunk to an Anterior Larval Territory.” Read this great press release by Stanford University here: Worm larva is like a swimming head
Congratulations to Paul Gonzales, recipient of the Hopkins Marine Station Graduate Student Outstanding Achievement Award! Paul and Noah Rose (from the Palumbi Lab) received this award for outstanding research carried out while being students at Hopkins. Read a little bit of what Paul’s been working on here: http://hopkinsmarinestation.stanford.edu/news/evolution-larval-body-plans
Come join us for the first International Hemichordate meeting at Hopkins December 9-11 2016.