Lab news!

Dec 18, 2020

All the Mlabbers and an uncomfortably large number of gnomes got together and exchanged holiday gifts!  

Marissa Cole, Yuichi Hongoh, Gaku Tokuda, Kumiko Kihara, Aram Mikaelyan, Christy Nalepa, Melbert Schwarz

Oct 30, 2020

The lab celebrates Halloween👻🎃 by watching Beetlejuice over Zoom!😊 

Marissa Cole, Yuichi Hongoh, Gaku Tokuda, Kumiko Kihara, Aram Mikaelyan, Christy Nalepa, Melbert Schwarz

Aug 25, 2020

NSF funds our dimensions of biodiversity grant on blowfly evolution! 🎉Congratulations to Wolfpack 🐺members Brian Wiegmann, Kelly Meiklejohn, Max Scott, Wes Watson, and Tatiana Torres (USP, Brazil)!  

Aug 21, 2020

First post-COVID photo of the lab (hoomans and pets!)

Marissa Cole, Yuichi Hongoh, Gaku Tokuda, Kumiko Kihara, Aram Mikaelyan, Christy Nalepa, Melbert Schwarz

Jun 1, 2020

Aaron Ashbrook joins as a postdoc in the Mikaelyan and Schal labs! He will be working on the isolation and optimization of entomopathogens for the control of urban pests!

Mar 13, 2020

Lab shuts down and goes online due to COVID-19.

Feb 25, 2020

Ezra Bailey and Sophia Copeman join the lab as undergraduate researchers!

Jan 6, 2020

Marissa Cole joins the ENT graduate program as a Masters student! 🎉😊 She will be researching cooperative behavior in termites!

Aug 22, 2019

Marissa Cole joins the M-lab as an undergraduate researcher! 🎉

Dec 2 – 4, 2019

Aram gives a talk at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) in the Ecology and Evolution of Termite Gut Microbes meeting organized by Thomas Bourguignon. It was great to meet up with old friends and make new ones!

Sep 4, 2019

Prof. Gaku Tokuda (The University of the Ryukyus), Prof. Yuichi Hongoh (RIKEN), and Dr. Kumiko Kihara (KOSEN) visisted the M-lab and talked to the Entomology and Plant Pathology about symbiotic lignocellulose digestion in termites! 😊

Marissa Cole, Yuichi Hongoh, Gaku Tokuda, Kumiko Kihara, Aram Mikaelyan, Christy Nalepa, Melbert Schwarz

Mar 29, 2019

Dr. Brittany Leigh from Vanderbilt University gives a great talk on bacteriophages in insects!😊

Feb 4, 2019

Dr. Rebeca Rosengaus from Northeastern University gives an awesome talk on social immunity in termites!😊

Feb 1, 2019

Caroline Elliotte joins as an undergraduate researcher and part-time lab tech. She will be working on microbiome assembly in the cockroach Shelfordella lateralis.

Aug 16, 2018

Melbert Schwarz joins the lab as graduate student. He will be working on the gut microbiomes of wood-feeding insects!

Address

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
3312 Gardner Hall, 100 Pilsbury Circle
North Carolina State University

Contacts

Email: amikael@ncsu.edu

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