In July of 2018, I started a new position as Postdoctoral Research Associate working with Daniel Bolnick. My roles will be predominately immunology related: the development of cell culture and CRISPR-Cas9 methods for studying fibrosis responses in the three spined stickleback. I spent 2 weeks training with current Bolnick lab members in Austin and am now beginning the process of moving up to the University of Connecticut in preparation for the big lab move. Stay tuned for more updates about ongoing research projects!
I recently attended and presented at the 9th meeting of the International Symbiosis Society. While I attending I got to present results from the last chapter of my dissertation detailing the relationship between TGF-beta, immunity, and symbiosis in a scleractinian coral. Additionally I got the chance to hear many other amazing talks from a diversity of systems and go on a field trip to tide pool on the coast! All in all it was a fantastic conference with many new friends made. Please contact me if you want a copy of my talk!
Lauren Fuess is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Connecticut working with Dr. Daniel Bolnick. Formerly she was a PhD student at the University of Texas at Arlington with Dr. Laura Mydlarz. The opinions expressed here are solely her own.