Hwangbo lab presents posters at KAS meeting !
"Regulation of Behavior and Physiology by the Peripheral Fat Body Clock in Drosophila"
"Establishment of a Novel Feeding-Based Assay for Measuring Neurodegeneration in Drosophila melanogaster"
Dae-Sung's contributed work posted on bioRxiv !
Dae-Sung's collaborative work with Drs. Braun, Kath, and Allada labs at Northwestern University, on how temperature impacts the circadian transcriptome in the flies' fat body, has been posted on bioRxiv.
Eileen's manuscript posted on bioRxiv !
We will soon submit our work to an appropriate journal for publication and look forward to welcoming a new member to continue the project.
Hwangbo lab presents five posters at the undergraduate research conference!
Students from the Hwanbo lab are presenting five posters at the annual Undergraduate Summer Research Conference hosted by the University of Louisville.
Abigail and Sarayu were supported by Mentored Research Funds, Lucas was supported by SROP, Aubrey was supported by the CARE program, and Bia (Northern Kentucky University) was supported by the KY INBRE Summer Program. Special thanks to their graduate mentors: Mubaraq, Bre, and Rachel!
Three lab members graduate !
Congratulations! Our long-term undergraduate members, Nicholas Wright, Eileen Sember and Drew Preston are graduating ! At the Honors Convocation, Eileen was awarded the best honors thesis in the natural sciences division. Eileen is heading to the University of Wisconsin for PhD training, while Drew is starting dental school at the University of Louisville. Nick will be taking a gap year before starting medical school. We wish you all the best !
Eileen presents a poster !
Eileen is presenting a poster on her thesis work at the University of Louisville's Annual Undergraduate Research Showcase. We are currently looking for new members who are interested in taking over the project after Eileen's graduation.
Poster title: 'Dietary Restriction Fails to Extend Lifespan of Drosophila Model of Werner Syndrome.'
Dae-Sung's contributed work posted on arXiv !
Zhao et al., Dae-Sung's collaborative work with Drs. Rosemary Braun, William Kath, and Allada labs at Northwestern University, on how short-term temperature fluctuations impact the circadian transcriptome in the Drosophila fat body, has been posted on arXiv. This work will be submitted to an appropriate journal soon!
Eileen and Drew defend their honors theses!
Good job Eillen and Drew!
Eileen's thesis title: Impacts of Dietary Restriction on a Drosophila Model of Werner Syndrome
Drew's thesis title: Evolution of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence Using Drosophila melanogaster as a Model Organism
Mubaraq presents a poster at the fly meeting !
Mubaraq is presenting a poster at the annual Drosophila Research Conference in Chicago! This conference is the largest of its kind, where researchers using flies as model organisms gather from around the world. His travel to Chicago was partly supported by the Biology Department Travel Award (thank you!).
Poster title: 'Genetic Variation in Dietary Sugar Consumption in Drosophila.'
Hwangbo lab receives an R15 grant from NIH!
Now it is official and final ! The lab has received an R15 grant
(Feb 2023 – Jan 2026; $445,390) from the National Institute on Aging for its proposal, “Genetic Mechanisms of Circadian Clock-Mediated Dietary Restriction in Drosophila”
We are currently recruiting undergraduates for volunteering/course credit, which may be transitioned to paid positions! Contact Dae-Sung at firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
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