5/2/22 Mika Gallati is admitted into a Master's program at Brown University. Congratulations Mika!!!
4/29/22 Dmitrii Krivorotko defends his undergraduate thesis and receives Highest Honors! Congratulations Dmitrii!
4/28/22 Sabrina Varga defends her undergraduate thesis and receives High Honors. Congratulations Sabrina!
4/27/22 Dr. Talbot receives the university's "Graduate Faculty Mentor Award", after being selected by a committee of graduate students. Afterwards, my three grad students gave me a really nice card and a cute mug. I am so thankful for them, and am so flattered that they think highly of me. :)
4/8/22 Dr. Talbot is announced as this year's Chi-Bin Chien awardee by the International Zebrafish Society (IZFS). Wow, this is exciting! IZFS states: "The award recognizes outstanding graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, or recently appointed faculty members from any country who have made significant contributions to the field of zebrafish research and have exhibited the generosity and openness that characterized and motivated Chi-Bin Chien." I am utterly floored to be considered in the same light as Chi-Bin Chien.
You can read more about it, and how this award relates to ZebraShare, here. 3/30/22 Sean Eggermann is awarded a summer internship via BioME. Congratulations Sean!
3/27/22 We took our spring photo on a sunny day when most of the lab was here :)
2/16/22 *Congratulations* to Tayo Adekeye for receiving UMaine's prestigious Hunter Fellowship! 2/14/22 Jan Wusik begins a GSBSE rotation in the Talbot Lab :)
2/11/22 Carolina Cora wraps up her Talbot Lab rotation - she gave an excellent lab meeting this week and ended the week on a high note with some new cell tracking.
2/3/22 Big news! The University of Maine is recategorized as a "Research 1" University, which is highest tier of research in the Carnegie Classification.
2/1/22 The Six1-Cancer story is published. We had long known that Six1 promotes tumor progression, and in this new story, Jessica Hsu (lab of Heide Ford and Kristin Artinger) demonstrates a mechanism for how the gene can promote both progenitor identity and fiber differentiation - leading to potential differentiation approaches to treat cancer down the road. I was happy to play a small role in this story, which I think will be foundational to future work. You can read our open-access paper here 1/14/22 Dr. Talbot is admitted to the newest class of CUGR faculty fellows
1/13/22 Our ZebraShare paper is listed among the top-read Developmental Biology papers in PeerJ for 2021. Check it out here
1/7/22 Sophie Craig presents at lab meeting about the new phenotypes she was able to discover during her 8-week rotation. Great work Sophie :)
1/3/22 Lights on for a new year in the Talbot Lab. Though, I think Tayo never actually left. Happy New Year!