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- Congratulations to Mackenzie, recipient of a 2013 NRSP-8 Aquaculture Genomics Travel Award! [1/13]

  • Undergraduate student Bradley Chi wrapped up an exciting independent research project this quarter.  Check out his presentation on how photoperiod and stress impact Olympia oysters! {+paper!}

- Congratulations to Mackenzie Gavery who passed her Ph.D General Exam! [12/12]

Caroline Storer’s (recent lab alum!) paper, Rank and Order: Evaluating the Performance of SNPs for Individual Assignment in a Non-Model Organismpublished in PLOSone. [12/12]

- The Ecology of Infectious Marine Disease Course is currently going on at the Friday Harbor Laboratories. Please check out our blog!  [8/12]

Caroline Storer successfully defended her master’s thesis entitled, “Genetic and phenotypic diversity in sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka.”  [8/12]

David Metzger successfully defended his master’s thesis entitled, “Characterizing the effects of ocean acidification in larval and juvenile Manila clam, Ruditapes philippinarum, using a transcriptomic approach.”  [8/12]

 


 Long List

2012 

Thurlow C. Nelson Award for Outstanding Student Presentation, 104th National Shellfisheries Association Meeting, Seattle, WA. (Gavery)

NOAA-NWFSC Outstanding Innovation Award (Immerman)

RocketHub Project: Save oysters from ocean acidification! Fully Funded – $5,175 http://rkthb.co/6330 (Timmins-Schiffman)

Presentation: Epigenetic Mechanisms as a Source of Phenotypic Plasticity in the Pacific Oyster Crassostrea gigas. National Shellfisheries Association, 104th Annual Meeting. March 2012. Seattle, WA. (Gavery)

Presentation: Ocean Acidification Alters Larval Pacific Oyster Growth and Physiology. Association For The Sciences Of Limnology And Oceanography, Salt Lake City, UT. (Timmins-Schiffman)

Presentation: Finding the Physiological Limit: Exposure to Ocean Acidification and Heat Stress in the Pacific Oyster. National Shellfisheries Association, 104th Annual Meeting. March 2012. Seattle, WA. (Timmins-Schiffman)

Presentation: Finding the Physiological Limit: Impacts of elevated pCO2 conditions on the Ruditapes philippinarum larval transcriptome. National Shellfisheries Association, 104th Annual Meeting. March 2012. Seattle, WA. (Metzger)

2011

EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship (Gavery)

NSF OACIS GK-12 Fellowship (Storer)

Presentation: Exploring the Role of DNA Methylation as a Source of Phenotypic Variation in Crassostrea gigas. ESF-EMBO Symposium – Epigenetics in Context: From Ecology to Evolution. September 2011. San Feliu de Guixols, Spain (Gavery)

Presentation: Investigating the Role of DNA Methylation as an Epigenetic Mechanism in the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas). National Shellfisheries Association, 103nd Annual Meeting. March 2011. Baltimore, MD. (Gavery)

Presentation: Beyond the Genome: Epigenetic Regulation in the Pacific Oyster. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. January 2011 (Gavery)

Presentation: The Effects of Climate Change on Physiology: Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) Larval Response to Environmental Change. Society For Integrative And Comparative Biology, Salt Lake City, UT. (Timmins-Schiffman)

Presentation: Effects of 3 Levels of pCO2 on Early Development of the Pacific Oyster. World University Network Ocean Acidification Workshop, Friday Harbor, WA. (Timmins-Schiffman)

Presentation: Assessment of Manila Clam larval survival and physiology at increased pCO2 levels. World University Network Ocean Acidification Workshop, Friday Harbor, WA. (Metzger)

Presentation: Gene Expression as an Indicator of Environmental Stress in the Pacific Oyster, Crassostrea gigas. American Fisheries Society, Seattle, WA. (Timmins-Schiffman)

Presentation: The Effects of Ocean Acidification on Pacific Oyster Larval Development and Physiology. Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association, Salem, OR. (Timmins-Schiffman)

Presentation: The development of molecular tools to monitor the physiological response of shellfish to ocean acidification. Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association, Salem, OR. (Metzger)

Presentation: Rank and order: evaluating the performance of sockeye salmon SNP assays. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA. (Storer)

2010

Faculty Merit Award, M.S. student, University of Washington School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences (Gavery)

Student Endowment Travel Award, National Shellfisheries Association (Gavery)

Victor and Tamara Loosanoff Fellowship & John G. Peterson Scholarship, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science, University of Washington (Gavery)

Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics Student Scholarship (Storer)

SNP Workshop III Young Investigator Award (Storer)

Presentation: DNA Methylation Patterns & Epigenetic Regulation in the Pacific Oyster. PCSGA Annual Meeting.  September 2010. Tacoma, WA (Gavery)

Presentation: Pacific oysters & ecosystem health. Aquaculture 2010 / National Shellfisheries Association, 102nd Annual Meeting. March 2010. San Diego, CA (Gavery)

Presentation: Investigations into the Effects of Multiple Stressors on Marine Organisms. Ocean Sciences, 2010, Portland, OR. (Timmins-Schiffman)

Presentation: Characterizing the Response of Vibrio tubiashii to Changes in Environmental Conditions. Aquaculture 2010, San Diego, CA. (Timmins-Schiffman)

Presentation: Pacific Oyster Physiological Response to Disease under Variable Environmental Regimes. Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association, Tacoma, WA. (Timmins-Schiffman)

Presentation: Endocrine control of growth in coho salmon: validation of a multiplex gene expression assay an quantification of relations between messenger RNA levels and proteins during feeding and fasting. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting, Seattle, WA. (Metzger)

Presentation: Rapid senescence in sockeye salmon: insights from telomeres. Alaska Salmon Program Symposium, University of Washington. Seattle, WA. (Storer)

Presentation: Genetic and epigenetic variation in sockeye salmon. SAFS Graduate Student Symposium, University of Washington. Seattle, WA. (Storer)

Presentation: Global application of novel SNPs in sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka. SNP Workshop III. Blaine, WA. (Storer)

Presentation: Searching for SNPs: Mining the sockeye transcriptome for novel molecular markers. WA-BC AFS Annual Meeting. Nanaimo, BC. (Storer)

2009

Student Scholarship Award for Applied Science, Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association (Gavery)

Best Graduate Student Presentation, Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association, Portland, OR (Gavery)

Student Endowment Travel Award, National Shellfisheries Association (Gavery)

Victor and Tamara Loosanoff Fellowship & John G. Peterson Scholarship, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science, University of Washington (Gavery)

William H. Pierre Sr. Fellowship, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science, University of Washington (Gavery)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Runner‐Up (Storer)

Presentation: Pacific oysters and ecosystem health. SAFS Graduate Student Symposium. Nov 2009. Seattle, WA. (Gavery)

Presentation: Pacific oysters as indicators of ecosystem health.  PCSGA Annual Meeting.  September 2009. Portland, OR. (Gavery)

Presentation: Characterization of prostaglandin pathway genes of the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas): Evidence for a role in immune response. National Shellfisheries Association 101st Annual Meeting. March 2009. Savannah, GA. (Gavery)

Presentation: Mining the sockeye transcriptome for novel molecular markers. Alaska Salmon Program Symposium, University of Washington. Seattle, WA. (Storer)

2008

William H. Pierre Sr. Fellowship, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science, University of Washington (Gavery)

Presentation: Characterization of prostaglandins in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas: evidence for a role in the immune response. SAFS Graduate Student Symposium. Nov 2008. Seattle, WA (Gavery)