At the annual (virtual) meeting for the American Society of Parasitologists, Anaí impressed the judges with her presentation entitled: “Mapping parasitism onto host geographic ranges: Do host populations differ in their levels or types of parasitism between range edges and range centers?” Congrats!
Congrats to Dan! He won both the Southern California Society of Parasitology and the broader Southern California Academy of Sciences best student paper awards for at the Spring virtual meeting. He gave a talk, Detecting the hidden dynamics of social organization in colonies using projection matrix models, where he presented a technique that can really help us better understand how … Read More
Some of the lab attended the 2021 Annual Meetings (via Zoom) of the Southern California Academy of Sciences and the Southern California Society of Parasitology. Dan gave a talk presenting a new method to help crack open the dynamics and structure of colonial organisms (including trematodes with soldiers). Anai gave a talk presenting some of her thesis results concerning parasitism … Read More
Congratulations to Anai! She was awarded the Western Society of Naturalists Rafe Sagarin Award for Observational Ecology. These funds will permit her to enhance her dissertation work dealing with the biogeography of parasitism. See the WSN 2021 Spring Newsletter for more info.
In a paper just published in Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, we describe a new genus and species of apostome ciliate–Lynnia grapsolytica. The genus honors the recently deceased Dennis Lynn–a major ciliate biologist–while the specific epithet refers to the way the parasite chews up most of the tissues of its host, the very common Pacific stripped shore crab, Pachygrapsus crassipes. The … Read More