Hot Student Papers

An unusual myosuppressin from the blood-feeding bug Rhodnius prolixus

31 Jul 2012 - 8:00am

the blood-feeding bug Rhodnius prolixusRosa DaSilvaDoHee LeeWe close out July by celebrating a second paper by DoHee Lee (left photo), Rosa Da Silva (center photo) and a former undergraduate student, Hamza Taufique, all from the Lange Lab.

The proctolin gene and biological effects of proctolin in the blood-feeding bug, Rhodnius prolixus

23 Jul 2012 - 8:51am

blood-feeding bug, RhodniusRosa DaSilvaDoHee LeeThis week we roll back the calendar to recognize a paper we missed in 2011 by DoHee Lee (left photo) and Rosa Da Silva (center photo), current (Lee) and former (Da Silva) Ph.D. students in the Lange and Orchard Labs.

Stabilizing sexual selection for female ornaments in a dance fly

6 Jul 2012 - 9:03am

Female dance flyJill WheelerThis week we celebrate sexual selection and the recently published work of Jill Wheeler, a former M.Sc. student in the Gwynne Lab.

Adaptive geographical clines in the growth and defense of a native plant

26 Jun 2012 - 11:50am

Nash TurleyFor the second time this month we recognize the work of PhD student Nash Turley from the Johnson Lab. In collaboration with researchers from Cornell and UNB, he coauthored a paper which recently appeared in Ecological Monographs. This paper reports clines in growth and plant defenses in common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca. Their evidence suggests that these clines are driven by a combination of geographical variation in precipitation and herbivory across the species’ range.