Over the summer and fall, a few of our lab members presented on the work they’re doing with the lab. On July 23 at MSU’s Mid-SURE Undergraduate Research Conference, undergraduate student Dylan Miller presented on the “Robo-Scorpion” work he had done with Backyard Brains that summer. The work involved using electricity to examine the role certain […]
Yesterday, Matt Rowe spoke at MSU’s Mad Scientist Club about his passion for general undergraduate science education and empowering undergraduates in research. He also brought a few of our newest desert friends for show and tell, including a giant desert centipede who was more than happy to chow down on a cricket. There was so […]
Members of the Venom Evolution Lab traveled to Arizona and New Mexico this summer for field collection! From mid-July to mid-August, we explored the great outdoors looking for new scorpion friends to bring back home to Michigan.
Ashlee participated in a NESCent catalysis meeting focused on venom diversity and evolution, September 21-24. The meeting was organized by Marymegan Daly (Ohio State University) and H. Lisle Gibbs (Ohio State University). Image from NESCent Catalysis Group meeting: Integrating Organismal and Applied Perspectives on Animal Venom Diversity.
Our paper “Voltage-gated sodium channel in grasshopper mice defends against bark scorpion toxin” was just release on the Science .website. See DOI: 10.1126/science.1236451 MSU Has a press release, and featured our research on the MSU home page http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2013/mighty-mouse-uses-scorpion-venom-as-painkiller/ Ashlee Rowe talks with Sarah Crespi the 25 October 2013 Science Magazine Podcast about how grasshopper mice […]
Julia Ahmed of the MSU Zoology department interviewed us and a profile was posted on the Zoology website. See “The story of a mouse and a scorpion: pure science at its best”