My new paper with Michael Shahandeh and Tom Turner at UCSB has been published in G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. In this paper, we map a male preference for female pheromones that differs between Drosophila species and find that a 1.35 Mb region on the X chromosome has a major effect on this preference.
Congratulations to Ana-Maria for being awarded the Con Edison Summer Internship to conduct her SRI research!
Congrats to Lisa, Nushrat and Taylor on their graduation as part of the Barnard Class of 2019!
Lisa earned her BA in Neuroscience & Biology, Nushrat earned her BA in Biology, and Taylor earned her BA in Biology. They are the first graduating members of the Pischedda Lab!
I was featured in the First-Gen Faculty Spotlight on Barnard's Student Success Blog. Fun fact: I was the first in my family to go to college!
Today Abby was honored by Con Edison for receiving a grant from the Con Edison Summer Internship Program to conduct her SRI research.
I was interviewed by Ed Yong for an article in The Atlantic on PLoS Biology's new policy to publish papers that have been "scooped" in the last 6 months. My thoughts: it's great for researchers at smaller schools like Barnard.