News

February 24, 2021

María Angélica Bravo Núñez ia named a 2021 Hannah H. Gray Fellow, a prestigious award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute that funds promising early career  scientists from diverse backgrounds.   Read more about this honor in Harvard's "POSTDOC SPOTLIGHT: MARÍA ANGÉLICA BRAVO NÚÑEZ [MURRAY LAB]."   

September 30, 2020

SN 10: Scientists to Watch - SaraH Zanders named by ScienceNews as one of the top ten scientists to watch in 2020.

September 2020

eLife accepts "The wtf4 meiotic driver utilizes controlled protein aggregation to generate selective cell death" by Nikki Nuckols, María Angélica Bravo Núñez, and SaraH Zanders.

August 14, 2020

Nikki successfully defends her thesis to become Dr. Nicole Nuckolls.  She will complete her post-doc in Julia Cooper's lab at the University of Colorado.

August 13, 2020

María Angélica Bravo Núñez, Abe Sabbarini, and SaraH Zanders publish "Atypical meiosis can be adaptive in outcrossed Schizosaccharomyces pombe due to wtf meiotic drivers" in eLife.

June 8, 2020

Predoctoral researcher Ananya Nidamangala Srinivasa and SaraH publish a review titled "Meiotic Drive" in Current Biology.

March 19, 2020

María successfully defends her thesis to become Dr. María Angélica Bravo Núñez. She will complete her poc-doc work in Andrew Murray's lab at Harvard University.

February 7, 2020

María Angélica Bravo Núñez, Abe Sabbarini, Michael Eickbush, and SaraH Zanders publish "Dramatically diverse Schizosaccharomyces pombe wtf meiotic drivers all display high gamete-killing efficiency" in PloS Genetics.

August 21, 2019

SaraH Zanders and colleague publish a review,  "Gene conversion generates evolutionary novelty that fuels genetic conflicts", in Current Opinion in Genetics & Development.

July 26, 2019

Predoctoral researcher Mickaël De Carvalho and SaraH publish a review titled "A family of killers" in eLife.

June 3, 2019

SaraH Zanders and colleague publish a review, "Fertility Costs of Meiotic Drivers", in Current Biology.

June 1, 2019

"Killer Meiotic Drive and Dynamic Evolution of the wtf Gene Family" by Michael Eichbush and SaraH Zanders is published in Molecular Biology & Evolution.

September 5, 2018

Nikki is awarded a National Institutes of Health NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship (F31).

September 4, 2018

Welcome back to Mickaël De Carvalho who joins us as a Graduate Researcher after completing his internship in our lab last summer.

July 27, 2018

Congrats to our students Lauren and Tony on the fantastic work they performed in the lab over the summer.  They both presented excellent posters to mark the end of their internships.

July 15, 2018

SaraH and María attend the FASEB “Yeast Chromosome Biology & Cell Cycle” meeting in Steamboat Springs CO, presenting a talk and a poster, respectively.

June 18, 2018

Nikki is an invited speaker at the Resistance to Gene Drive Meeting in Arollo, Switzerland.

June 9, 2018

SaraH and María attend the GRC Meiosis meeting in New Hampshire.  María wins Outstanding Poster Presentation.María is chosen as co-Chair of the 2020 Meiosis Gordon Research seminar

June 4, 2018

Lauren Eide, an undergrad from UMKC, returns for a summer internship for the second year in a row.Tony Mok, an undergraduate from UMKC continues his research in the lab as a summer scholar.

May 13, 2018

Fibo presents a poster at the Population, Evolutionary and Quantitative Genetics Conference in Wisconsin

May 7, 2018

Research technician Abe Sabbarini joins the lab

April 29, 2018

Research Coordinator Rachel Helston joins the lab

April 3, 2018

✣ SaraH is named a 2018 Searle Scholar.

February 27, 2018

The March of Dimes awards SaraH a 2018 Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Award.

February 27, 2018

Review titled "Genetic Villains: Killer Meiotic Drivers" in press in Trends in Genetics, by María Angélica Bravo Núñez, Nicole Nuckolls, and SaraH Zanders.

January 25, 2018

Predoctoral researcher María Bravo Núñez is awarded a 2017 GSA DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics. Announced on the GSA Genes to Genomes blog.

January 11, 2018

Predoctoral researcher José Fabricio López Hernández and SaraH publish a review titled "Veni, vidi, vici: the success of wtf meiotic drivers in fission yeast" in Yeast.

November 21, 2017

The lab and its work on selfish genes are featured on NIGMS's Biomedical Beat "'Selfish' Gene Enhances Own Transmission at Expense of Organism’s Fertility"

August 29, 2017

wtf4 featured on Diana Crow Science blog "Meet wtf4: A Gene So Selfish It Poisons All Its Offspring".

August 25, 2017

Predoctoral Researcher Nicole Nuckolls presents her talk, "wtf is causing infertility" at the Stowers Institute Young Investigator Science Retreat.

August 24, 2017

July 31, 2017

Blake Billmyre, our first postdoc, joins us from Duke University.

July 13, 2017

María wins Best Poster at the ASBMB Symposium, Evolution and Core Processes in Gene Expression, hosted by the Stowers Institute.

June 20, 2017

The lab publishes its first paper, wtf genes are prolific dual poison-antidote meiotic drivers, in eLife.

June 19, 2017

Predoctoral researcher José Fabricio López Hernández (aka Fibo) joins the lab.

June 13, 2017

The lab is featured in the Spring/Summer Stowers Report.

June 5, 2017

María presents a poster at Cold Spring Harbor for the 2017 Symposium: Chromosome Segregation and Structure.

May 30, 2017

Lauren Eide, an undergrad from UMKC, arrives for a summer internship.

May 13, 2017

Mike attends the 9th International Fission Yeast Meeting in Banff, Alberta, Canada, and presents a talk.

Apr 20, 2017

Dr. Elçin Ünal, University of California, Berkeley, visits and delivers a seminar titled Transcription of a non-canonical mRNA facilitates meiotic kinetochore remodeling.

Apr 3, 2017

Mickaël De Carvalho arrives from the University of Paris for a 5-month internship.

Mar 24, 2017

María presents "wtf causes aneuploid gametes" at Friday Science Club.

Mar 17, 2017

SaraH attends the 2017 Fungal Genetics Conference in Pacific Grove, CA.

Mar 3, 2017

SaraH speaks at the Linda Hall Library for their Second Saturday Conversation series. The topic was Science Outlook 2017.

Feb 24, 2017

SaraH travels to Stony Brook University to deliver a seminar.

Jan 6, 2017

Nikki presents Breaking Mendel’s Law at Friday Science Club.

Dec. 7, 2016

SaraH presents WTF causes Infertility for the Wednesday Lecture Series.

Dec. 2, 2016

SaraH presents a talk, Selfish Genes, as part of the Institute’s Lunch and Learn series.

Oct 7, 2016

María and Nikki travel to Northwestern University to attend the 2016 Midwest Yeast Meeting.

Sept 22, 2016

Twitter account created @zanderslab

Sept 9, 2016

Nikki’s poster wins 2nd place in the poster competition at the Stowers Institute’s Young Investigator Science Retreat.

July 11, 2016

SaraH arrives and the lab officially opens.