Welcome new undergraduates!

The Allen lab has been joined by 3 new undergraduate researchers this Fall 2018 semester. Welcome to the lab Jeandele, Donjayla, and Marvin.  We can’t wait to see all the research you accomplish!

Dr. Ruby Boateng

In July 2018, Ruby Boating defended her Ph.D.! Congrats Ruby! She will be starting a post-doctoral fellowship at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine in August.  

Dr. Allen gets TENURE!

Dr. Allen is now a tenured, Associate Professor. Thank you to everyone in the Allen lab for all their hard work that led to this accomplishment.

Congratulations Sara!

Sara graduated this May and is off to start a research technician position in the laboratory of Dr. Brent Derry in Toronto. Best of luck Sara! We are so proud of you!

Welcome Raina!

The lab has a new graduate student now.  Welcome Raina Rhoades!  Raina is beginning to investigate some of the suppressors that came out of the 2014 wee-1.3(RNAi) suppression screen paper.

Ruby wins a FASEB Travel Award

Ruby won a travel award through FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) and the MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) program to fund her travel to the 2015 International C. elegans meeting in Los Angeles, California this summer. We are very proud of her!

Poster Award for Ruby!

It seems Ruby did an awesome job  both in making her HU Research Day poster and presenting her data!  She once again won an award for her poster in the Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Category.  Congrats Ruby!  Keep up the good work. http://huresearchday.com/?page_id=18

HU Research Day 2015

On Thursday, April 16th, Howard University celebrated its annual Research Day.  Both Ruby and Michelle participated in the day by giving poster presentations.  Dr. Allen didn’t present this year, but instead judged some of the posters.

The paper is out!

Anna’s paper that completes her post-doctoral work was recently published in G3: Genes Genomes Genetic in December 2014.  Take a look if you have a chance! http://www.g3journal.org/content/4/12/2329.long

Welcome Michelle and Sam!

The Allen lab has welcomed two new graduate students to the lab this past week. Michelle obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas in 2010.  She has some familiarity with C. elegans because while at TCU she participated in a research project that used C. elegans to determine the best… Continue reading Welcome Michelle and Sam!