Jo Chapman joins the lab!

In January (on inauguration day), Jo Chapman joined the lab as postdoc to work on the evolution of gene duplication using Drosophila immune genes as a model. Jo is from New Zealand, and completed her PhD at Oxford and a postdoc at Linnaeus University in Sweden. As a PhD student, she worked on mating behavior in great tits, then moved to the mallard immune defense for her postdoc. Drosophila is a new venture for her, but birds are basically just warm-blooded flies.