News

May 2017
Alex receives notification of her promotion to Full Professor of Biology effective June 1st 2017

April 2017
Alex receives Outstanding Graduate Program Director Award, University of Miami Graduate School, 2016-2017

October 2016
Yu-Ching defends her M.S.. Well done Yu-Ching!

July 2016
Ed James arrives in Miami and joins the Wilson lab.  Welcome Ed!

April 15th 2016
Rebecca Duncan receives Graduate Student Exemplar Award from the University of Miami Graduate School!

April 8th 2016
Edward James commits to joining the Wilson Lab as a PhD student Fall 2016. We are looking forward to having you here Ed!

March 30th 2016
Honglin Feng successfully defends his dissertation proposal!  Way to go Honglin!

March 29th 2016
Rebecca Duncan successfully defends her dissertation!  Congratulations Dr. Duncan!

January 7th 2016
PhD Student Rebecca Duncan has been awarded a Miller Fellowship from the Miller Institute of Basic Research in Science to do her postdoctoral work at the University of California at Berkeley.  Way to go Rebecca!

June 11th 2015
Day’s Edge Productions announce the production of our NSF funded films about symbiosis  and our group’s work with aphid amino acid transporters!  See the films on Vimeo:

film 1 – Symbiotic Super Powers
film 2 – Aphids are weird!
film 3 – Inside the Pea Aphid
film 4 – From Pests to People

Enjoy!

February 11th 2015
New postdoc Dr Nicolas Durand joins the lab.  Welcome Nico!

January 9th 2015
Rebecca Duncan receives award from The Ambrosia Symbiosis Research Group for her paper: Duncan RP, Husnik F, Van Leuven JT, Gilbert DG, Dávalos LM, McCutcheon JP, Wilson ACC (2014) Dynamic recruitment of amino acids transporters to the insect-symbiont interface. Molecular Ecology, 23(6): 1608-1623.  AND Rebecca tied in 2nd place with Rob Kozol from the Dallman lab for her poster entitled “A comparative look at host/symbiont regulation in sap-feeding insects” at the University of Miami, Department of Biology’s 6th Annual Graduate Student Symposium!  A doubly good day for Rebecca. Congratulations Rebecca!

January 5-9 2015
We are working with Day’s Edge Productions to film four short films about Symbiosis, Aphids, Amino Acid Transport and being a scientist.  This project is funded by National Science Foundation Award IOS-1354154 to Wilson and Luetje.

December 2014
Two new Wilson Group publications:
1. Price DRG, Wilson ACC (2014) A substrate ambiguous enzyme facilitates genome reduction in an intracellular symbiont. BMC Biology 12:110.
2. Wilson ACC, Delgado RN, Vorburger C (2014) Biased transmission of sex chromosomes in the aphid Myzus persicae is not associated with reproductive mode. PLoS ONE 9(12):e116348.

August 25th 2014
The National Science Foundation makes an award to fund our research for another 4 years!  NSF IOS-1354154 to Wilson and Luetje.