11/24/2020: A paper that I collaborated on has been published in PLoS ONE. The first author Dr. Sally Zemmer was determining the factors that influenced the spatial structure of trematode communities in streams. This project was fun for me because Sally (at the time, PhD student in Lisa Belden's lab at Virginia Tech), visited the lab to learn how to extract DNA and PCR from trematode larvae.
11/9/2020: Lauren's (MSc, 2016-2018) first author paper on the population genetics of Inconnu was published by Fisheries Research. Although this work didn't involve parasites, it was fun to work on the population genetics analysis and interpretation with Lauren and the rest of our collaborators from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
9/12/2020: The lab (Olwyn, Scott, Ashley, Emma, and Ali) delivered oral presentations at the Rocky Mountain Conference of Parasitologists annual meeting, which was held virtually. Ali and Scott each tied for the best undergraduate and graduate presentation awards, respectively. Congratulations!