3/1/18 – Welcome new postdoc Katie McFarland!

Katie joins our lab from Ithaca NY, where she recently finished a postdoc in Matt Hare’s Lab at Cornell U. examining the performance of restored oysters along a salinity gradient in the Hudson River estuary. Katie is bringing her field ecology and physiology skills to study larval feeding physiology, examining how recurrent selection under a hatchery environment may alter important feeding or energy utilization traits in larvae. Katie is also working on optimizing the ‘Tag-seq’ RNAseq protocol, which we hope to use to profile transcriptomic differences among lines under different feeding regimes.