Lab News and Updates
Aug 2023 Kendra has successfully defended her PhD and will be starting a postdoc at UC-Berkeley. Congrats Dr. Dahmer!
Jul 2023 New paper on Mansonella diagnostics and epidemiology in the Colombian Amazon.
Jun 2023 The lab helped host and presented a number of posters at Mol Helm 2023 in Madison.
Apr 2023 Two new preprints resulting from Elena Rehborg and Lenny Nunn’s undergrad projects.
Mar 2023 Welcome to GHI Postdoctoral Fellow Sebastián Díaz! Sebastian will be stationed in Medellin, Colombia.
Sep 2022 New preprint led by Clair using a single-cell atlas to investigate secretory behaviors and drug targets!
Sep 2022 New preprint led by Kendra on muscarinic receptors as anthelmintic targets.
Aug 2022 Monica joins us as a GHI Visiting Scholar!
Aug 2022 Kendra, Clair, and Katie presented their work at the Midwest Neglected Infectious Disease Meeting at Notre Dame.
Jul 2022 New preprint led by Nic on multivariate screening for macrofilaricide discovery.
May 2022 New preprint and software package for image-based phenotyping of parasites.
Apr 2022 Dr. Monica Palma-Cuero is awarded a GHI Visiting Scholar award!
Apr 2022 Spatial transcriptomics paper appears in PLoS Pathogens.
Jan 2022 Nic Wheeler has accepted an Assistant Professor position at UW-Eau Claire starting in the Fall!
Oct 2021 JB Collins joins us as a postdoc on an anthelmintic resistance project jointly mentored through Northwestern University.
Aug 2021 Read our new preprint on spatial transcriptomics and antiparasitic target prioritization in a human filarial parasite.
Jun 2021 Opinion piece on high-content anthelmintic screening now out in Trends in Parasitology.
Mar 2021 Kendra receives an Honorable Mention for the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship!
Dec 2020 Nic awarded an NIH F32 fellowship to study parasite sensory behaviors!
Dec 2020 Katie Ryan joins our lab as a PhD student through the CMP program. Welcome Katie!
Dec 2020 Collaboration on ivermectin modulation of parasite vesicle release appears in the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles.
Nov 2020 Filarial long-read RNAseq paper appears in PLOS NTD.
Nov 2020 Kendra, Nic, and Mostafa present posters and talks at the 2020 ASTMH Annual Meeting.
Jun 2020 Preprint on long-read RNA-Seq in human and animal filarial parasites now online!
Jun 2020 Paper on sensory behaviors of parasites that cause lymphatic filariasis in press at PLoS Biology
May 2020 The lab receives Global Health Institute grant to study filarial parasites infecting indigenous populations in Amazonia
May 2020 Elena receives Honorable Mention for the UW Sophomore Research Fellowship!
Mar 2020 Clair Henthorn joins us as a CBMS PhD student!
Feb 2020 The lab receives NIH/NIAID R01 to study parasite secretory function and new strategies to disrupt host-parasite interactions!
Dec 2019 Review on schistosome vector control & gene drive potential is published
Sep 2019 Paul presents poster and talk at the BSP / ISP joint meeting in Belfast; won 1st place poster prize!
Sep 2019 Kendra is appointed to the NIH PVB T32 training grant!
Sep 2019 Nic will be giving an invited talk at the PacBio North America User Group Meeting
Jun 2019 New preprint on filarial chemosensory biology available on bioRxiv!
Jun 2019 We wish our first cohort of lab undergrads success in their journeys ahead! Eric Chen (NIH IRTA Fellow), Alexis Mann (PhD, Johns Hopkins), Katie Kudrna (DVM, UW-Madison)
May 2019 Nathalie Dinguirard joins us from the Yoshino Lab as a joint research specialist
Apr 2019 Eric, Tran, and Katie present posters at UW Undergraduate Research Symposium
Apr 2019 Kendra receives 2019 NSF GRFP Honorable Mention
Feb 2019 The lab is excited to share our latest work at the upcoming Molecular Helminthology and WAAVP 2019 meetings
Oct 2018 Large-scale helminth genomics effort appears in Nature Genetics. Our lab contributed primary analyses of potentially druggable GPCRs and ion channels
Sep 2018 New preprint with Bartholomay & Kimber labs on chemosensation in filarial parasites
Sep 2018 Kendra joins the lab as a CBMS PhD student. Abdi, Gabi, and Nick join us as undergrad researchers
Sep 2018 Collaboration on the Bge cell line is published
Aug 2018 Nic presents at the 15th International Symposium on Schistosomiasis in Rio de Janeiro
Jul 2018 Zach joins the lab as a research intern!
Jul 2018 Paul Airs joins the lab as a Postdoc!
May 2018 Kathy Vaccaro joins the lab as a Research Specialist!
Apr 2018 Paper on stage and sex-specific differences in Brugia exosome cargo in press at PLoS NTD
Apr 2018 Benzimidazole paper appears in PLoS NTD
Dec 2017 Lab contributes to BioRxiv preprint on comparative genomics of major helminths
Oct 2017 BioRxiv preprint on the discovery of genetic loci underlying benzimidazole resistance
Oct 2017 Lab receives funding from NCVP / AHS
Aug 2017 Alexis joins the lab as an Honorary Research Fellow
Aug 2017 Contribution to Nature Communications paper on the genetics of a phoretic behavior
May 2017 Nic joins the lab as a Merck KGaA Postdoc Fellow
May 2017 Justice joins the lab as an Undergrad Lab Assistant
Mar 2017 Lab receives NIH/NIAID K22 Phase II Award
Feb 2017 Divyaa joins the lab as a joint Research Intern
Feb 2017 Eric joins as an Undergraduate Researcher
Feb 2017 Troy joins the lab as a Research Specialist
Jan 2017 The lab officially opens!