We are overjoyed to announce that NSF is funding a collaborative research project to look at the genomic underpinning of local adaptation in the Atlantic silverside! Check out the project website designed by our collaborator Hannes Baumann to learn more.
We have now finished setting up our second laboratory, which is exclusively dedicated to pre-PCR work with ancient and historical samples. The room has UV irradiation at night, positive air pressure with all incoming air passing through a HEPA filter, and restricted access in protective clothing - all to minimize the risk of contamination. We are excited to start recovering DNA from cod bones excavated from archaeological sites and work with other ancient samples in the future.