Hot Student Papers

First Authored Paper Arjan Banarjee, PhD student, from Stefanovic Lab

21 Jun 2019 - 10:49am
Arjan Banarjee

Caught in action: fine-scale plastome evolution in the parasitic plants of Cuscuta sect. Ceratophorae (Convolvulaceae)

First Paper Award: Sara Hegazi, PhD student, Joel Levine and Mary Cheng Lab

21 Jun 2019 - 10:46am
Sara Hegazi and co

“A Symphony of Signals: Intercellular and Intracellular Signaling Mechanisms Underlying Circadian Timekeeping in Mice and Flies”

This paper provides an extensive review about the roles of inter- and intra-cellular mechanisms in maintaining a functional and coherent timekeeping system in mammals and the fruit fly, Drosophila. In that aspect, this review will serve as a valuable reference for chronobiologists interested in the molecular basis of circadian rhythms across the two species. See here for more:

The movement responses of three libellulid dragonfly species to open and closed landscape cover

20 Jun 2019 - 12:21pm
Dr. Sarah French

This week, The Hot Student Paper features Sarah French, PhD, from Shannon McCauley Lab:

“The movement responses of three libellulid dragonfly species to open and closed landscape cover”. Insect Conservation and Diversity (2019) doi:10.1111/icad.12355



News from the dawn of the dinosaurs

10 Jun 2019 - 3:17pm
Bryan Gee

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Metoposaurids are a globally distributed clade of large (2-3 m adult body length) freshwater temnospondyl amphibians that lived during the Late Triassic, the so called "dawn of the dinosaurs." They're the only large temnospondyls in North America at the time, and thus are a critical component for understanding freshwater ecosystems. 

Molecular Concepts Adaptive Assessment (MCAA) Characterizes Undergraduate Misconceptions about Molecular Emergence

13 May 2019 - 10:34am
Prof. Jodie Jenkins and Dr. Andrea Gauthier

In the new paper in  CBE Life Sciences Education, recent PhD graduate Andrea Gauthier (Prof. Jodie Jenkinson) discusses the results of two experiments assessing undergraduate students' beliefs about the random nature of molecular environments.