11/2019: The paper that Eran and Li contributed is out in Heredity. This work was led by Dr. Orna Levran. In this work, we studied the gene expression evolution of the mu-opioid receptors (MOR, OPRM1), and found a species-specific pattern for cerebellar expression. We then investigated the possible mechanism responsible for the novel patterns. Not only new genes evolve, functionally conserved genes evolve too.
09/2019: The paper that Eric and Li contributed is out in Cell Reports. This work was led by Dr. Sai Li (Liu lab) and Dr. Shixin Liu. This work studied the nonreciprocal cooperativity of pioneer transcriptionfactors Sox2 and Oct4 in vitro and in vivo. Congratulations, all!
08/2019: Our paper is published in eLife. In this paper, we studied the dynamics of de novo gene transcription and germline mutational load and bias. Congratulations, Evan, Sigi, and Nico!
07/2019: Li is named as a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar. Thank you, Rita Allen Foundation, for supporting our work.
06/2019: Alice Gadau joined our lab after a rotation. Welcome, Alice!
06/2019: We moved to the new campus on June 24, 2019. Check the amazing building that locates on top of FDR: http://snf-dr-rivercampus.rockefeller.edu.
04/2019: Sam passed his TRP! Great thanks to the committee members.
03/2019: Our lab is in the fly meeting this year! We have three talks and two posters, please check out our work and keep in touch.
Nicolas will give a talk in the Evolution platform at 4:45 pm , March 28.
Evan will give a talk in Reproduction and Gametogenesis at 4 pm, March 29.
Li will give a talk in the sex workshop in the evening of March 28.
Update: Sylvia won a poster award in the fly meeting!
12/2018: Nicolas’s paper on the role of an SNP of menin1 genes in spatially varying selection is out in G3.
11/2018: The Aedes aegypti mosquito paper that Li contributed is published in Nature.
10/2018: Sam Khodursky joined our lab after a rotation.
09/2018: Eric passed his TRP! Great thanks to the committee members.
08/2018: Evan passed his TRP! Great thanks to the committee members.
06/2018: Miriam Kopyto comes back to the lab as an SSRP researcher. Miriam is accepted in Yale University after SSRP research in our lab last year.
04/2018: Michelle Timlin joined our lab as a postgraduate research intern.
04/2018: Li is awarded the Irma T. Hirschl/Monique Weill-Caulier Trusts Research Award.
02/2018: Li is awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.
01/2018: Eran Even-Tov joined the lab as a postdoctoral researcher.
10/2017: The population genomics of Drosophila hydei is published in PLOS Genetics.
09/2017: MD-PhD student Eric Zheng joined the lab after a rotation.
09/2017: Graduate student Evan Witt joined the lab after a rotation.
07/17/2017: Sylvia Durkin joined our lab as a research assistant.
07/17/2017: Sigi Benjamin-Hong joined our lab as a research associate.
06/26/2017: Miriam Kopyto joined the lab as an SSRP student. Miriam is a high school student in Long Island.
03/01/2017: Li & Nicolas started to set up the lab. “Hello, World!”