2008 Speakers

Stefano Allesina recently accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Chicago’s Ecology & Evolution and Computation Institute.

This article in Nature News covers a recent talk Allesina gave at the Ecological Society of America on how to use Google to identify important species in ecosystems.

He was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation on “The Spider and the Web: Inference in Ecological Networks.”

Christian Landry is now an associate professor in the Department of Biology at Université Laval in Québec, Canada.

Recent publications:
Cheung V, Chua G, Batada N, Landry CR, Michnick S, Hughes T and F. Winston. Chromatin and Transcription-Related Factors are Required to Repress Transcription from Within Coding Regions Throughout the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Genome. PLoS Biol. 2008 Nov 11;6(11):e277. [Epub ahead of print]

Tarassov, K.*, Messier, V.*, Landry, C.R.*, Radinovic, S.*, Serna, M., Shames, I., Malitskaya, Y., Vogel, J., Bussey, H. and S.W. Michnick. 2008. An in vivo map of the yeast protein interactome. Science 320:1465-1479.
*co-first author

Lynch, M., Sung, W., Morris, K., Crown, N., Landry, C.R., Hartl, D.L., Dopman, E., Dickinson, W.J., Okamoto, K., Kulkarni, S., and W. K. Thomas. 2008. A Genome-wide View of the Spectrum of Spontaneous Mutations in Yeast. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105: 9272-9277.

Brown, K.M., Landry, C.R., Hartl, D.L. and D. Cavalieri. 2008. Cascading effects of a naturally occurring frameshift mutation in Saccharomyces cerevisiaeMolecular Ecology. Epub April 2008.

The talk Sasha Levy gave at the Early Career Scientist Symposium was just published in PLoS Biology.

Emily Minor is a faculty member in Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is going up for tenure in 2014.

Kristi Montooth
Recent publication:
Montooth KL, Rand DM. 2008. The Spectrum of Mitochondrial Mutation Differs across Species. PLoS Biol 6(8): e213

Steve Proulx is a tenured associate professor at the University of California-Santa Barbara and has received funding through the NSF Advancing Theory in Biology program on “The Evolution of Dynamic Response Strategies: Optimal Control and Evolutionary Dynamics.”

Andreas Wagner
Recent publications:
Bragg, J.G., Wagner, A. 2009. Protein material costs: single atoms can make an evolutionary difference. Trends in Genetics 25, 5-8.

Wagner, A. (2009) Transposable elements as genomic diseases. Molecular Biosystems5 32.

For a complete list, see Wagner’s publications page.