Paige and Helena present to youth-in-custody

Paige and Helena gave a virtual presentation to youth-in-custody at the Farmington Bay Youth Center in March 2021. They talked about their journey to becoming scientists, their research projects, and a general background in evolution and genomics. Through this presentation, they hoped to inspire the younger generation to have an interest in science. This outreach was...

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Inviting applications for a postdoc position

Postdoctoral Scholar Position The Leffler Lab in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scholar broadly interested in human genomics, malaria, and/or structural variation. The Postdoctoral Scholar will lead a new project in the lab in one of our areas of focus, depending on his/her interest and expertise. Potential...

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Paige selected for the genetics training grant

Paige has been selected to be supported by the Genetics Training Grant T32. The training grant provides a stipend and travel funds, as well as opportunities to present, host speakers, and for scientific and professional development. Congratulations Paige!

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Welcome Paige and Helena

Paige Eberle and Helena Hopson have joined the lab for their Ph.D. research. Welcome! We’re excited to have them as the first students in the lab and to see what discoveries lie ahead.  Paige Eberle Helena Hopson

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Host-pathogen symposium at SMBE 2020

Together with Azim Ansari, Ellen will be hosting a symposium at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE). The topic of the symposium is “Host-parasite co-evolution through joint genome analyses” and will bring together researchers working on genomic, transcriptomic or potentially other ‘omic datasets dually collected for host and pathogen species....

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