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New manuscript on BioRxiv!

Helen Stone’s honors thesis project is now available on BioRxiv! In a series of field and laboratory experiments, Helen found that flies’ ability to tolerate cold changes over seasons. However, this change is due to aspects of the environment that change, not due to genetic changes in the fly population. Congrats, Helen!

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Helen wins best honors thesis prize!

Helen Stone won the first place prize for best senior thesis talk at the UVA Biology Katz Symposium last week!  Read more here. Helen plans to submit her manuscript on seasonal variation in cold hardening soon, before heading off to her technician job at Yale this summer. Congrats and best wishes, Helen!

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500 women scientists & marching for science

Thanks for visiting! If you are female scientist at any career stage, please consider joining 500 women scientists and sign their pledge to promote and support peer-reviewed science and data in public policy and keep up to date on the latest movements.

Here’s a photo of me marching in Charlottesville in support of science as a sister march to Women’s March on Washington. You can print out a postcard to send to your elected representatives in support of science here or find out how to call/email them using this website.