new preprint: bumblebee isolation

Fig 1 from Wang and McKenzie-Smith et al 2021

Our manuscript on early life social isolation in bumblebees is posted to bioRxiv! Wang & McKenzie-Smith et al: Isolation disrupts social interactions and destabilizes brain development in bumblebees. This project is the culmination of several years of work from many collaborators, including a former undergrad mentee, the amazing Hyo Jin (Jean) Cho. Thanks to everyone…

new preprint: culturing Octopus chierchiae

baby octopuses

The first paper from the Octopus chierchiae consortium is out! Check out our preprint on the biology and mariculture of these amazing creatures: "The lesser Pacific striped octopus, Octopus chierchiae: an emerging laboratory model". This project was spearheaded by Anik Grearson and Ali Dugan, two awesome interns at the Marine Biological Laboratory, and is currently…