Updated: Jan 8
12/7/20 - Jared wraps up Bio336; it was a joy to teach developmental biology for the first time.
11/2/20 - Sabrina Varga wins a competitive CUGR award for research using artificial intelligence. Way to go Sabrina!
10/23/20 - The Talbot lab gathered for a short walk today :) We enjoyed the UMaine garden and the chance to get together for the first time post-pandemic.
10/16/20 - Lisa Maves, hosted by the Talbot Lab, presents on the potential for epigenetic modifier drugs in treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy at the SBE seminar series - thank you for your exciting presentation Lisa!
10/9/20 - April Delaurier, hosted by the Talbot Lab presents on Hdacs in craniofacial development at the SBE seminar series- an inspiring talk, thank you April :)
10/9/20 - Matt Akers presents on his summer research at lab meeting
10/2/20 - Sara Loiselle presents on her summer research at lab meeting
9/25/20 - Jared's presentation kicks off the year's UMaine Medicine seminar series
9/28/20 - The Talbot lab begins work in our new and much larger space, 301-307 Hitchner hall :)
9/18/20 - Bio336 is featured in a UMaine News article: "Developmental Biology students choose their own adventure" Read it here.
9/18/20 - Gage Crump, hosted by the Talbot lab, gives an excellent SBE seminar. Thanks for sharing your story, Gage.
9/1/20 - Jared's first day teaching Bio336 (developmental biology) - so excited for the new academic year!
8/31/20 - Jared submits the ZebraShare paper for peer review
8/18/20 - Mika Gallati accepts a position as laboratory technician with Christopher Reid's research group, an NSF-funded lab at Bryant University
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.