Congratulations to Mariaelena Nabors for being named a KINBRE Star Trainee!

The K-INBRE “Star Trainee Program” is designed to identify outstanding prospective biomedical researchers during their junior year in college, and provide financial support during the senior year. This capstone program will support students with extensive research experience (minimum of 3 semesters of research experience). Star Trainees are expected to present their research (poster or oral presentation) at the annual K-INBRE Symposium.

Mariaelena was earned this award for her proposal to study the evolution of immune defense in Drosophila. She’s off to UCSF for an REU program this summer and then she will start thinking about graduate schools. We are so proud of her!


The Unckless lab goes to PEQG 2018


Members of the Unckless lab and other KU scientists took a road trip to the Population, Evolutionary and Quantitative Genetics Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin.  Top: the road trip - Jamie Walters, Aloy Gu, Fibo Lopez Hernandez (Stowers Institute), Carrie Wessinger, Jo Chapman, Tom Hill, John Kelly and Rob Unckless somewhere in Iowa. Middle: Tom presents someone else's poster. His actual poster was on the genome of Drosophila innubila. Bottom: Jo presents her work on balancing selection in Drosophila AMPs to Yasir Ahmed.