Ryan goes to Southern California Society of Parasitologists

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Ryan heads to Cal Poly Pomona for the annual meeting of SCSP to give a talk and begin serving as President of the regional society. While there, in addition to discussing creating and testing body-size scaling theory for parasitology, he’ll be able to meet up with friends, acquaintances , and some new folks.

Bon voyage to Lauren & Ida

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After working here for over 1.5 years and running several projects, Lauren Nadler is heading out to continue her post doc with our collaborator Oyvind Overli in Aas, Norway. She’ll be writing up the research that she completed here, and learning some new neurobiological skills. Lauren was a substantial part of our lab, ran some major operations, and will be … Read More

Viking invasion 2018

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Our collaborators from Norway are returning to wrap up the experiments on infection and fish behavior that Ida has been setting up for the last three months. They’ll be here for over a week, and will also be joined by a Norwegian public broadcasting TV crew for part of the time!

Ana gives her exit seminar!

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Almost ready to file her PhD dissertation, which has expanded our understanding of trematode sociality and a soldier caste, Ana successfully gives her exit seminar at UC Santa Barbara. Congratulations!

Ida Johansen arrives from Norway

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Ida joins us for three months to work on aspects of her post doc that deal with the neurological mechanisms by which our brain-encysting trematode parasite modifies the behavior of its fish host.