Genes, genomes and growth; beetles, bugs and bees

Author Dave Angelini

Funding for wing polyphenism study

The Colby Magazine has broken news that the lab will be supported over the next five years by a grant from NSF. The funds will support work on an integrative investigation of wing polyphenism in the red-shouldered soapberry bug, Jadera haematoloma…. Continue Reading →

The arrival of spring

I sometimes have to resist the instinct to collect insects. However, during winter in Maine, it’s not much of an issue. So I was please to see this stonefly, so I could celebrate the arrival of spring.  Actually, this was… Continue Reading →

The new insectary

This March the lab received a partial renovation, providing us with a dedicated space for insect husbandry, micro-dissection, micro-injection, and photomicroscopy. Our area for molecular biology had always been adjacent to an old “hot lab”–a room used for work with… Continue Reading →

The Great Black Wasps of Tower Hill

My family and I are enjoying the last days of summer, and we have been visiting my wife’s parents in Massachusetts. Thursday we drove out to  Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston. North-central Mass is where I grew up, and it’s always interesting… Continue Reading →

What to call it?

In 2007 I was working on a molecular phylogeny for pest species of the genus Tribolium. Phylogenetics is a set of methods for using information about organisms, like DNA sequences, to decide who is more closely related to whom. In principle, phylogenetic… Continue Reading →

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