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Weiwei Liu joins the lab

Dr. Liu is a Researcher from the South China Sea Insitute of Oceanology. He is an expert on taxonomy and phylogeny of oligotrich ciliates and will be working with Strombidium rassoulzadegani, a mixotrophic oligotrich.




Luciana, Sue, and George will be attending the International Society of Protistology meeting in Prague this summer.




GREAT Program for teachers

As part of an NSF Award, we created the Graduate Research Experience Awards for Teachers program to bring K-12 teachers into a university laboratory during  the summer.  Our lab has hosted several teachers from Connecticut for independent study projects on plankton ecology.  Contact Dr. McManus if you are interested in finding out more about this program. Click here for an application form.



Ciliates currently in culture

We currently have several ciliates in culture, including Strombidium rassoulzadegani, Laboea strobila, Condylostoma minutum, and Fabrea salina. The latter two species were collected from the Salton Sea in California by Rachel Cole. The are growing at a salinity of >50!