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Antibiotic resistance in a permafrost thaw gradient

Maddie McCarthy has been working for the past year in the lab exploring the presence of antibiotic resistance in microbes found in environmental samples. This week she presented her work finding widespread antibiotic resistance in a Fairbanks permafrost thaw gradient.  She used a combination of techniques including traditional culturing methods and antibiotic screening as well […]

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MinION Meeting

Devin is heading out to the Oxford Nanopore New York Community meeting this week to learn from the community as well as present on the Alaska MinION Hackathons. You can follow along with the action on Twitter below: #nanoporeconf Tweets

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University of Alaska Biomedical Research Conference

Maddie, Anastasia, and Devin attended the 9th annual University of Alaska Biomedical Research Conference (UA-BRC). For the undergraduates, this was their first research conference and they presented their work using the MinION nanopore sequencer to explore genomics. As you can see below, they drew a crowd to their poster. This two-day conference showcased biomedical and One Health related research from […]

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URSA Research Day 2016

Undergraduate research activities at UAF cover a broad spectrum of disciplines, from climate science to life science, engineering to anthropology, and music to theater.  This year, Jackson Drew presented his URSA sponsored independent research project on the Alaska Soil Microbiome. The MinION Hackathon crew also presented their work using nanopore sequencing technology.

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EVO-WIBO 2016

Devin and Jackson Drew headed down to Port Townsend, Washington for EVO-WIBO 2016, a gathering of evolutionary biologists of the Pacific Northwest. This regional evolution meeting provides an intimate meeting where researchers at all levels are welcome. One of the best things about the meetings is the lack of concurrent sessions. We all share the same […]

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Evolution 2014 social media wrap-up

Social media use among scientists has been growing. Nature just published the results of a broad survey of various social networks including Twitter. Given this, it seems timely to write up the quick analysis that I did this summer. During the Evolution 2014 annual meetings I collected tweets using the hastag #evol2014. I did this based on […]

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Evolution 2014 talk updates

The Evolution meetings start tomorrow. Final tweaks to the presentations are completed. I’m giving one talk and my coauthor is given a second talk the following morning. Antagonistic Coevolution (302C) Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Devin Drown and Michael Wade. How to train your symbionts: antagonistic coevolution and the evolution of […]

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Evolution 2014

I’m heading to Raleigh, NC with many other members of the Wade lab for the annual Evolution meetings. Hope to see lots of you there or look for the #Evol2014 on Twitter. I’ll be presenting some recent theoretical work that extends my research in transmission mode evolution (Drown et al 2013). My coauthor, Mike Wade, […]

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