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2020

Updated: Jul 29

7/28/20 - The university writes a news article about our MYLPF/mylpfa story - find it here.

7/23/20 - Our MYLPF/mylpfa story is published! In this story, we collaborated with clinicians Jessica Chong and Michael Bamshad who found MYLPF lesions in patients with distal arthrogryposis. We then used zebrafish mylpfa mutants to to answer questions about how the disease arises. You can find the paper here You can also find our bioRxiv pre-print here.

7/10-15/20 - Jared, Sara, and Matt attend the 76th Annual Society for Developmental Biology meeting online. The science was as sharp online as it would be in person :)

7/10/20 - Bri Romano accepts a job at Abbott Laboratories, where she will help manufacture COVID-19 tests. Congratulations, Bri !!!

7/5/20 - Our MYLPF manuscript has been accepted!

6/22-24/20 - School of Biology and Ecology retreat

6/15/20 - Welcome to new undergraduate researcher, Matt Akers!

6/9/20 - Mika's snu13a;snu13b phenotypes are publicized using ZebraShare. One of the first ZebraShare submissions. Check it out here.

6/5/20 - lab meetings resume after the histology course ends; Jared leads a conversation on return-to-work and summer plans.

5/11-29/20 - Jared teaches Bio450, Histology for the first time. First time as a professor for a course, during COVID, distance learning, lab-intensive, writing-intensive course. It was incredible!

5/8/20 - Bri Romano and Mary Cala graduate from UMaine!!! Congratulations to you both!!!

5/1/20 - Bri Romano presents the initial results of the small molecule screen in lab meeting

4/24/20 - Mary Cala presents on her limb-shift project in lab meeting

4/24/20 - Jared is a poster judge for MBMSS while also attending TAGC and hosting lab meeting. Phew- what a day.

4/22-25/20 - Jared and Sara attend The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2020

4/17/20 - Freshman student Sadie Waterman presents a journal club on muscle migration in lab meeting; first of a series of three undergraduate presentations :)

4/3/20 - Our second zoom-based lab meeting. Jared presents a journal club about small molecule screening.

3/27/20 - Our first zoom lab meeting. Jared gives an overview of researching from home.

3/15/20 - Students are sent home due to COVID-19. We wish them safety and good studies from their homes.

3/10/20 - The fusion manuscript is now available online; access it here.

3/9/20 - Mika presents the Snu project in a joint meeting between Talbot and Henry labs.

3/6/20 - Talbot lab interviews a PhD student.



3/3/20 - The muscle fusion paper was accepted; two papers in a week!

2/25/20 - The fras1 variation paper is accepted; the first since beginning the new lab! You can access it here.

2/17/20 - Teresa does a fantastic presentation on her rotation project!

2/10/20 - We welcome THREE new student researchers: Sara Loiselle, Kaitlyn Bear and Sabrina Varga.

2/10/20 - Jared presents a seminar for the BMMB department at UMaine.

2/8/20 - The small molecule screen begins!

2/8/20 - Jared and Teresa take part in the Inaugural Maine Zebrafish Symposium, Bates College.

2/2/20 - Lab outing to Bangor Escape Room!



1/27/20 - Jared is nominated for the Chi-Bin Chien International Zebrafish Society.

1/21/20 - With Amos Cline's help, we set up a room for our new fluorescent microscope.

1/13/20 - Mika Gallati comes back to the lab as our new lab tech.

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