New paper: Evolutionary history of a common psoriasis associated deletion

Following up our earlier insights into "ancient" human deletion polymorphisms that are shared with Neanderthals or Denisovans, we¬†published a paper in BMC Evolutionary Biology, describing¬†a small, but neat example of likely balancing selection acting on a large, common and psoriasis-associated deletion in humans. The haplotype that harbors this deletion show unusually high variation and an… Continue reading New paper: Evolutionary history of a common psoriasis associated deletion

New Paper – Recent evolution of the salivary mucin MUC7

Our paper (led by Erica - Yay), a close collaboration with the ever-wise Stefan Ruhl, on the complex evolution of the smaller one of the two salivary mucins, MUC7, is now published - It is open access and here is the link. Our great press office, particularly Charlotte Hsu made a nice summary of the… Continue reading New Paper – Recent evolution of the salivary mucin MUC7

Congratulations Colin for Winning the McCroskey Scholarship!

Congratulations to Colin Flanagan for being awarded the McCroskey Scholarship from the University at Buffalo's Department of Biology! This award is offered to distinguished Undergraduate Biology students involved in research and service, and is a great honor. Nice job Colin! More information on the McCroskey Scholarship can be found here