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Lab news!

Jun 1, 2020

Aaron Ashbrook joins as a postdoc in the Mikaelyan and Schal labs!

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!

Aug 22, 2019

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

Jan 6, 2020

Marissa Cole joins the ENT graduate program as a Masters student! 

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!

The Mikaelyan Lab


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