Cellular effects and epistasis among three determinants of adaptation in experimental populations of Saccharomyces cerevisiae
This week’s Hot Student Paper is by former M.Sc. student Lucas Parreiras from the Anderson and Kohn labs.
Lucas’s paper appeared in the October issue of Eukaryotic Cell. In this paper, Lucas meticulously dissects how interactions between genes can play a role in adaptive evolution and speciation.
Lucas is now a Research Specialist at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (Univ. of Wisconsin) where he is utilizing directed evolution, genetics and metabolomics approaches to improve biofuel production of yeast.