Master's Candidate, Kristen Hosek, was awarded 2nd place at the CSU Research Symposium on Saturday, May 5th (2018) in Sacramento for presenting her research on "Under Pressure: The Physiological Response of Mytilus edulis to Multiple Stressors". Congratulations! Way to put Sonoma State on the map. So proud!
The Zippay lab has been busying sharing our research to the SSU community. It's been a fun but productive semester with undergraduates, Matt, Joe and Mitch, assisting our graduate students, Kristen and Christina. Let's give them a round of applause for all their hard work!!
Kristen Hosek did a great job representing the Biology Department, and the Zippay Lab, with her "lightning talk". Dr. Zippay gave an overview of the research in her lab and enjoyed a fun photo opportunity with the ladies of the lab.
And as you can see, we devoured it quickly. We have a busy month ahead, so there was a lot to talk about. Mackenzie will be presenting a poster next week at the Faculty and Graduate Student Scholarship Symposium, and Kristen will be giving a 5 minute “lightning talk” on her research. Christina, Joe and Mitch will be putting together a poster for the upcoming SSU Symposium of Research and Creativity in early May, as will Kristen and Matt. Now that the shiny new environmental chamber is up and running, Christina has been working hard re-running subtidal control heart rate experiments and adding replicates. Joe has been genotyping the mussels to verify the species, while Mitch has been learning how to do westerns and will soon be optimizing the protocol for barnacles. Matt is getting ready to measure to the citrate synthase activity levels of some mussels from Nahant, Massachusetts to check for the effects of circadian rhythm. Kristen and Christina just learned how to write blogs for the website, so get excited for more updates!