IGB workshop at 2015 SESDB

IGB made an appearance at the 2015 Southeast Regional Society for Developmental Biology (SESDB) conference at Clemson University. I led a workshop on visual analysis of sequencing data using IGB. There was a good turnout of conference attendees, as well as several students from Clemson University.

Following the workshop there were many exciting talks on current research in developmental biology. Some of my favorite talks were on regenerating hearts and spinal cords in fish, how hair cells develop, and how to use sharks to better understand brain development.

As a graduate of Clemson University, it was a lot of fun to return to Clemson, lead a workshop, and enjoy the company of many brilliant scientists.


Everyone enjoying the final night’s food and festivities, including the band FNKY music.

4th Annual Catalyst Symposium

The Loraine lab had a strong showing at the 4th annual Catalyst Symposium, with Ivory, April, and I presenting posters on our current research.

The title of the symposium was “Progress in NCRC”. The theme was to highlight the highly diverse and interdisciplinary research being conducted across the North Carolina Research Campus. There were nine talks, eighteen posters, and over a hundred attendees. The talks and posters were very good, covering topics such as the role of obesity in promoting cancer and finding what genes control the taste of fruits and vegetables.

Ivory and April presented posters on their work in rice and Arabidopsis, respectively, while I presented the latest features in IGB. It was a lot of work to prepare for the symposium, but everyone had a great time and learned a lot.