Alumnae Achievements

In the Biological Science department, students that graduated between 2001-2006 have published at least fifteen papers in Nature, Science and PNAS.

Viviane Callier, Class of 2006
Contrasting Developmental Trajectories in the Earliest Known Tetrapod Forelimbs. Science, 2009 (Viviane was first author).

Allison Craney, Class of 2006
Antibiotic Interactions that Select Against Resistance, Nature, 2007.

Almut Ellwanger, Class of 2005
Genome-wide Profiling Identifies Epithelial Cell Genes Associated With Asthma and with Treatment Response to Corticosteroids. PNAS, 2007.

Suprawee Tepsuporn, Class of 2005
XRCC4 suppresses medulloblastomas with recurrent translocations in p53-deficient mice. PNAS, 2006.

Sarah McMenamin, Class of 2004
Climatic Change and Wetland Desiccation Cause Amphibian Decline in Yellowstone National Park. PNAS, 2008 (Sarah was first author).

Monika Abedin, Class of 2003
The Premetazoan Ancestry of Cadherins. Science, 2008 (Monika was first author).

Divya Mathur, Class of 2003
(She was a biochem major, but worked in Craig’s lab, so we’ll count her!)
A Transient Niche Regulates the Specification of Drosophila Intestinal Stem Cells. Science, 2010 (Divya was first author).

Mansi Srivastava, Class of 2003

  • The Amphimedon Queenslandica Genome and the Evolution of Animal Complexity. Nature, 2010 (Mansi was first author).
  • Early Origins and Evolution of MicroRNAs and Piwi-interacting RNAs in Animals. Nature, 2008.
  • The Trichoplax Genome and the Nature of Placozoans, Nature, 2008. (Mansi was first author).
  • Sea Anemone Genome Reveals Ancestral Eumetazoan Gene Repertoire and Genomic Organization, Science, 2007.

Louisa Liberman, Class of 2002

  • Quantitative Imaging of the Dorsal Nuclear Gradient Reveals Limitations to Threshold-dependent Patterning in Drosophila, PNAS, 2009.
  • An Excitable Gene Regulatory Circuit Induces Transient Cellular Differentiation. Nature, 2006.

Jana Koubova, Class of 2001

  • Germ Cell-Intrinsic and -Extrinsic Factors Govern Meiotic Initiation in Mouse Embryos. Science, 2008.
  • Retinoic acid Regulates Sex-specific Timing of Meiotic Initiation in Mice. PNAS, 2006 (Jana was first author).