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Congrats to newly-minted Genetics PhD grad Christina Hansen! She successfully defended her doctoral thesis, “Structured aggregation of germline determinants in Danionin embryonic development” in June and is now continuing her work in the Pelegri lab as a postdoctoral research associate. Dr. Hansen also received the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy (WISL) Award for Communicating PhD Research to the Public – check it out here! http://www.scifun.org/Thesis_Awards/hansen.html

Congratulations to Pelegri lab postdoc Cara Moravec who was recently honored with the UW-Madison Postdoc Association (UWPA) Postdoc Excellence in Mentoring  Award!  https://intranet.med.wisc.edu/2021/06/07/postdoctoral-fellows-natascha-merten-and-cara-moravec-receive-mentoring-awards/

Dr. Moravec was also chosen to present her work as part of the Society for Developmental Biology’s Postdoctoral Seminar Series! Tune in this Friday, April 9th for her talk “A novel role for the chromosomal passenger complex in germ plasm aggregation during early development” https://www.sdbonline.org/sdb_postdoctoral_seminar_series

Busy time for the Pelegri lab with PhD students Trevor Chamberlain, Ryan Trevena, & Christina Hansen, postdoc Cara Moravec, and research intern Gabriella (Gabby) Voit all presenting their research in flash poster talks at the online Society for Developmental Biology conference this week. Special shout-out to Gabby for being selected as a finalist in the undergraduate poster competition!!

Congrats to postdoc Cara Moravec for being selected to give a talk at the 2020 Genome Writers Guild virtual conference! She will present “The identification of maternal-effect genes in zebrafish by a maternal crispant screen” on July 24th. Registration is still open (and free!)

Postdoc Cara Moravec is sharing her research and personal experiences as a scientist with Ms. Byrom’s 7th grade class at Barber Middle School in Georgia tomorrow afternoon! She connected with these students through the Skype a Scientist program, which matches scientists with classrooms around the world.

Genetics grad student Christina Hansen recently finished 12 weeks in the National Science Policy Network’s Wiki Scientist Training Program. Christina, along with 14 other early career researchers from across the US, were selected to learn about using Wikipedia as an outlet to share scientific expertise with the public and improve existing content. For more information, check out this blog post: https://wikiedu.org/blog/2019/11/05/channeling-passion-into-action-nspn-wiki-scientists/