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Beetles farm fungus that turns wood to beetle fod

Published: Sep 17th, 2015

Li You , David Rabern Simmons , Craig C. Bateman, Dylan P. G. Short, Matthew T. Kasson, Robert J. Rabaglia, Jiri Hulcr (2015) New Fungus-Insect Symbiosis: Culturing, Molecular, and Histological… Read More

Evolution of Antiviral Immune Signaling

Published: Sep 10th, 2015

The Kolaczkowski lab’s work on how a family of innate immune receptors recruited a new signaling partner just before the origin of vertebrates was published in PLoS 1. We use a… Read More

Evolutionary Systems Biology, Zoo6927

Published: Nov 5th, 2014

Charlie Baer will be offering a one-credit graduate seminar (ZOO6927) titled “Evolutionary Systems Biology” in the Spring semester. The seminar will have a Journal Club format, whereby every registered student… Read More

Kolaczkowski Lab

Published: Jul 24th, 2014

We study the molecular-functional-structural evolution of innate antiviral immunity in animals and plants, using a variety of computational, in-vitro and cell-culture techniques. (lab website)

Ancient origins of vertebrate-specific innate antiviral immunity

Published: Jul 24th, 2014

The Kolaczkowski Lab‘s recent paper in Molecular Biology and Evolution examines the molecular-functional evolution of the RIG-like receptors, a group of cytoplasmic proteins involved in antiviral immunity in animals. We find that… Read More

Evolution of animal and plant Dicers: Early parallel duplications and recurrent adaptation of antiviral RNA binding in plants

Published: Jul 24th, 2014

The Kolaczkowski Lab‘s recent paper in Molecular Biology and Evolution examines the molecular evolution of Dicer, a key protein in the RNA interference system. We find phylogenetic evidence that Dicer independently duplicated early… Read More

Kolaczkowski Lab receives 3-year NSF award to examine the molecular-functional evolution of RNAi

Published: Jul 24th, 2014

The Kolaczkowski Lab has just received NSF funding to study the evolution of RNA interference (RNAi) in animals and plants, and we’re looking for a talented postdoc to help head the… Read More

The Potential of Genomics in Plant Systematics, Soltis et al. 2013

Published: Nov 1st, 2013

Soltis, Douglas E., Matthew A. Gitzendanner, Gregory Stull, Michael Chester, Andre Chanderbali, Srikar Chamala, Ingrid Jordon-Thaden, Pamela S. Soltis, Patrick S. Schnable, and W. Brad Barbazuk. 2013. “The Potential of… Read More

Development of multilocus PCR assays for Raffaelea lauricola, causal agent of laurel wilt disease

Published: Oct 17th, 2013

Dreaden, Tyler J., John Davis, Jason Andrew Smith, Carrie Lapaire Harmon, Randy C Ploetz, Aaron J Palmateer, and Pamela Soltis. 2013. “Development of Multilocus PCR Assays for Raffaelea Lauricola ,… Read More

Natural hybrids between Tragopogon mirus and T. miscellus (Asteraceae): A new perspective on karyotypic changes following hybridization at the polyploid level

Published: Oct 17th, 2013

Lipman, Malorie J., Michael Chester, Pamela S. Soltis, and Douglas E. Soltis. 2013. “Natural Hybrids Between Tragopogon Mirus and T. Miscellus (Asteraceae): A New Perspective on Karyotypic Changes Following Hybridization… Read More