Dr. Thomas Hammond    

Lab News, Updates, Etc.

SpriNG 2017

Tejas Patel presents his latest results in a poster entitled "Investigating Spore Killer, a meiotic drive element, in the filamentous fungus Fusarium verticillioides" at the Illinois State University URS (University Research Symposium). (April 2017)

 

Gracie Abraham and Elise Webber presented their latest results with a poster entitled "Investigating meiotic drive in Fusarium verticillioides" at the Phi Sigma Beta Lambda Symposium. (March 2017)

 

Congrats to Nick Rhoades for 3rd place in the oral presentation category at the 2017 Phi Sigma Beta Lambda Research Symposium at ISU (March 2017)

 

Current and some former members of the Keller lab (plus Nick Rhoades) pose for a picture at the 29th Fungal Genetics Conference at Asilomar Conference Grounds (March 2017)

 

 

Fall 2017

 

Tejas Patel, a Hammond Lab undergradaute research assistant, has just been awarded ISU's most prestigious scholarship (TJ is stadning next to President Dietz)!

 

Spring 2016

March 2016
Fourth-grader Abigal Hammond completes her first experiment with N. crassa. "Does N. crassa grow better on commerical bread with preservatives or on homemade bread without perservatives?"

Febuary 2016
 
February 19, 2016
Stacy Bedore presents her research at the Phi Sigma Symposium.

 

February 19, 2016
Amy boyd presents her research at the Phi Sigma Research Symposium.

 

Fall 2015

 
December 3rd, 2015
Congrats to Tejas Patel, for being selected for the prestigious Robert Preston University Club Scholarship.
"The Illinois State University Club announces their 26th ANNUAL ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION. University Club scholarships provide support and recognition for selected Illinois State University students who enrich the university and/or wider community through stewardship, civic engagement, and/or global citizenry. Any officially enrolled student (undergraduate or graduate) at Illinois State University is eligible to apply. "

 
 
 
December 1st, 2015
Congrats to Morgan McCall - one of Hammond Lab's first undergraduate research assistants

 

Spring 2015

 
May 2nd, 2015
Austin Harvey wins a "Cheung, Brown, Phi Sigma Award" for his 2014 Genetics publication on Spore killer.

 

March 18, 2015
Asilomar Fungal Genetics Conference in Pacific Grove, CA.   Dilini Ralalage gave an oral presentation on her research during the "Epigenetics, Chromatin and Genome Defense" concurrent session.

 

Febuary 27, 2015
Amy Boyd presents her work on Neurospora at the 2015 ISU Phi Sigma Symposium.

 

Febuary 27, 2015
Tejas Patel presents his work on Fusarium cyclosporin resistance and Mus-53
at the 2015 ISU Phi Sigma Symposium.

 

Febuary 27, 2015
Zach Smith presents his work on SAD-6 at the 2015 ISU Phi Sigma Symposium.

 

January 15, 2015
The Hammond Lab welcomes three new undergraduate research assistants, Stone Bock, Sarah Bellout, and Stacy Bedore!
 

Fall 2014

 
December 7, 2014

Hammond lab gradstudents (and Nick Rhoades) celebrating end of the semester.

November 2014

The Hammond Lab welcomes two new undergraduate research assistants,Turner Reid and Brianna Merrill!

November 8th, 2014

Austin H presented his Fusarium research at The Integrative Plant Biology and Bioenergy Seminar.

"Spore killing in Fusarium fungi" Illinois State University.

November 8th, 2014

Jay Pyle presented his Fusarium research at The Integrative Plant Biology and Bioenergy Seminar.

"Spore killing in Fusarium fungi" Illinois State University.

The Integrative Plant Biology and Bioenergy Group at Illinois State University.

 

Aug 22
Please read the ISU Honor's program spotlight on Tyler Malone! [Website][.png]
 
Aug 21
Thank you to the Kirik lab graduate students Samantha Atkinson (left) and Christy Moore (right) for taking our lab pictures!

Aug 21
Our paper on SAD-6 and unpaired DNA detection is published "Early Online" by Genetics. Congrats to the primary authors, Dilini and Pegan!

Aug 14

Our paper on SAD-6 and unpaired DNA detection is accepted by Genetics!

SUMMER 2014

Mondays, 9AM
Journal Club
 
Thursdays, 9AM
Lab meeting
 
Aug 5
"The ISU report" publishes a story on the Hammond Lab. [Read article]
 
July 7
Pennapa Manitchotpisit joins the lab, our first post-doctoral scientist!
 

July 1

Katie Groskreutz, recent M.S. grad from the Hammond Lab, has accepted a position with SeaGate Technology!

 

June 24

Kevin Sharp, a former undergraduate research assistant, is going to graduate school at Rush University!

 

June 24

Danielle Kuntz, a former undergraduate research assistant, is going to George Mason University for a Master's degree in Forensic Genetics!

 

June 11-13

Jay Pyle and Austin Harvey present posters at the 2014 APS North Cental Division Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin.

 
June 6
Harvey et al. is accepted for publication by Genetics. "A critical component of meiotic drive in Neurospora is located near a chromosome rearrangement".
 
June 1
Morgan McCall, a former undergraduate research assistant, accepts a position with Blue Cross and Blue Shield!
 
 

Spring 2014

May 16-18
Larson and Hammond Lab members at the 16th Annual Midwest DNA repair symposium (Wayne State)
 
Dilini Ralalage- DNA repair conference - May 2014
 
 
Pegan Sauls - DNA repair conference - May 2014

 

Jonny Williams, Pegan Sauls, and Dilini Ralalage 'gettin down' at the DNA repair conference

 
May 5th - Cart too small? "No problem".

 

May 9th Morgan McCall (Center, with family) graduates from Illinois State, Congrats Morgan!

 

April 26th, Austin Harvey wins the prestigious ISU School of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Award for his work on meiotic drive!

April 26th, Jay Pyle, Dilini Ralalage, and Pegan Sauls win Rilett Travel awards!

April 24th, Katie Gorkretuz successfully defends her Masters thesis on quiescent regions of the Neurospora genome. Congrat to Katie!

April 23rd, Zach Smith and Amy Boyd will be joining the Hammond Lab as graduate students this Fall! Congrats to the Hammond Lab!

April 11, ISU Research Symposium, Hammond Graduate and Undergraduate students present four posters on their research.

April 4th, ISU Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Undergraduate student Austin Harvey wins 3rd place for his work on Neurospora spore killer! Congrats to Austin!

April 4th, ISU Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Pegan Sauls wins 1st place poster award for her work on MSUD. Congrats to Pegan!

April 4th, ISU Phi Sigma Research Symposium, Hammond Graduate and Undergraduate students present four posters on their research.

Febuary 26th, Pegan Sauls passed her proposal defense!

January 15, Welcome to Nick Rhoades and Tejas Patel, newest members of the Hammond Lab.

Fall 2013

 
December 13, Congrats to lab members Kevin Sharp and Danielle Kuntz who graduate this month. We will miss you!
 
December 7 Samantha Atkinson (Kirik lab), Dilini Ralalage, and Pegan Sauls celebrate Jay Pyle's induction into the Phi Sigma Society and the end of the semester at the Holiday Potluck
 
October 31, Pegan Sauls (Larson/Hammond Labs) and Samantha Atkinson (Kirik lab), celebrating the holiday
 
October 19, Jay Pyle will present our Fusarium research during the ISU Integrative Plant Biology and Bioenergy (IPBB) mini-smyposium.
 
September 1, The Hammond lab welcomes new members Morgan McCall and Zachary Smith.

 

SUMMER 2013

 
July 16th, Graduate students Dilini Ralalage joins the lab!
 
June 25th, Central Illinois high school students K. Holthaus and R. Narendran join the lab for an 8-week summer internship.
 

Spring 2013

 
Apr 19 ISU Undergraduate Research Symposium, A. Harvey (not pictured), D. Kuntz (center), and Kevin Sharp (right) presented their poster on Spore killing (picture taken by Dr. Martha Cook)
 
Apr 12 - ISU Phi Sigma Symposium - A. Harvey, K. Sharp, and D. Kuntz presented their poster on Spore killing
 
Feb 27 - Second graders from Sheridan Elementary visit the Hammond and Stein labs.
 
Jan 18: The Sharp family visits and gets a lesson from their son on Spore killing.

January 2ndThe Hammond Lab adds two more members: Graduate Student Jay Pyle and undergraduate student Danielle Kuntz.
 

Fall 2012

The Hammond Lab welcomes our first two members, undergraduate students Austin Harvey and Kevin Sharp.