We have one new undergraduate, Lizzie Brisnehan, who is working closely with Ashley Larson to quantify cell growth in two recently-completed hypoxia experiments. Welcome, Lizzie!
Lab Awards & Accomplishments
REU student Kai Brantley's summer project was voted "Best Poster" at the Final Research Symposium! Kai investigated how adaptation to hypoxia at high elevations has remodeled placental development by quantifying expansion and shape of maternal and fetal blood spaces in deer mouse labyrinth zones. Kai is finishing their undergraduate education at Fort Lewis College this fall, but we're looking forward to tying up some loose ends on this project for publication in 2024!
PhD student Meg Hemmerlein was awarded an NIH T32 fellowship through the qCMB program here at CSU. Congrats Meg!
MS student Chloe Butler completed all of her sample collection for her MS thesis project - phew! Just data analysis and writing to go now ...
Our first manuscript, "Adaptive structural and functional evolution of the placenta protects fetal growth in high-elevation deer mice" is now published! Check it out here.
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