The McCutcheon lab's old news:

26 March 2014 : Our paper from last year describing the complicated history of HGT in a mealybug was highlighted at the ASM blog Small Things Considered.
20 February 2014 : Led by Rebecca Duncan and Alex Wilson at Miami, our collaborative work on the evolution of amino acid transporters in sap-feeding insects was just published in Molecular Ecology.
23 August 2013 : Another great piece from Carl Zimmer on a cool new Genome Biology and Evolution paper from Gordon Bennett and Nancy Moran describing the new record holder for the smallest bacterial genome.
8 August 2013 : Congratulations to Filip Husnik, graduate student at the University of South Bohemia, CZ, who has been awarded a fellowship from the Fulbright Foreign Student Program to come to the lab for the 2014 academic year!
5 August 2013 : My Dispatch on a cool new paper from Atsushi Nakabachi and colleagues has just been published in Current Biology.
July 2013 : Our recent Cell paper has been highlighted by Nicole Gerardo in Cell Host & Microbe and at Nature Reviews Microbiology.
11 July 2013 : Our paper on the population genomics of recently introduced invasive species was just published in Molecular Ecology
4 July 2013 : Our recent Cell paper has been highlighted in the New York Times. Thanks to Carl Zimmer for his interest in our work.
1 July 2013 : The lab welcomes two new members this summer. Matt Campbell arrives as a new OBE graduate student, and Mariah Meyer as a UM undergrad research assistant. Welcome Matt and Mariah! [Read more about the people in the group]
25 June 2013 : Our recent Cell paper has been highlighted at National Geographic, the LA Times, and Simon Science News. Thanks to Ed Yong, Brad Balukjian, and Emily Singer for their interest in our work.
20 June 2013 : Our paper describing extensive bacteria-to-insect HGT in mealybugs was just published in Cell! [See all of the McCutcheon lab publications]
8 April 2013 : Dan was just awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Congrats Dan! [Read more about the people in the group]

1 January 2013 : Our work on cicada endosymbionts has been funded by a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation. [Read more about our research]

6 December 2012 : Toby's proposal on lichen genomics was funded by the Austrian Science Foundation. He'll continue on as a post-doc in the lab, joint with the University of Graz. [Read more about the people in the group]

1 October 2012 : Toby has had three papers published in the last few months, including one in Molecular Ecology. [See all of the McCutcheon lab publications]

27 September 2012 : John was just appointed an Associate Member of the CIFAR Program in Integrated Microbial Biodiversity. [Read more about the people in the group]

27 August 2012 : Dan Vanderpool joins the lab as a PhD student. Welcome, Dan! [Read more about the people in the group]

14 June 12 : Two new NSF-REU supported summer students arrive: Welcome Emily (UM) and Dionna (Northeastern U). [Read more about the people in the group]

6 June 12 : The lab welcomes Russ Meister (UConn) for a short stay this summer to work on cicada symbionts. [Read more about the people in the group].

14 February 12 : Kelly Nelson was awarded an HHMI-MILES research fellowship for 2012. [Read more about the people in the group].

1 January 12 : Our review on small genomes was just published in Nature Reviews Microbiology. [Read the article].

2 December 11 : Toby Spribille joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. [Read more about the people in the group].

23 November 11 : Our paper on the surprising AT mutational bias in Hodgkinia has just been published at Genome Biology and Evolution. [Read the article].

2 October 11 : Our Current Biology paper on the mealybug symbionts has been highlighted in Science, Nature, Scientific American, io9, and Small Things Considered. [Read the article].