Located at the Entomology & Nematology Department, University of Florida
2021 News from our Laboratory:
August 2021: Current lab members, Sam Zlotnik, Steven Smit, James Boothroyd, and Ginny Greenway are presenting at the ABS virtual conference! Also check out the presentations from former lab members, including Lauren Cirino and Ummat Somjee.
July 2021: Seasonal changes in nutrition can profoundly affect the robustness of a sexually selected weapon. Check out our study, and if you do not have access to the journal's formatted version, the preprint is available here.
June 2021: We previous found that males that autotomized (dropped) a hind limb weapon during development have enhanced fertilization success. What, you ask, is the mechanism for the boost in fertility? We partnered with the laboratory of Trish Moore at UGA and discovered that males with autotomy have greater spermatogenesis -- they make more sperm.