Postdoctoral Opportunity!

The Collier Lab is looking for a postdoctoral scholar, preferably with experience in genetic engineering of a model organism, to help develop new genome editing tools for the thraustochytrid Aurantiochytrium. Funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Experimental Model Systems initiative.

Postdoctoral Associate – 1803048



Thanks to Kylen, Sarah, and Meleni for a fun and productive summer!

Our Simons scholars Kylen Bao and Sarah Kelso are back to their regular lives after a busy (and hot) summer. Photo from their poster session below (left to right: Sabrina, Laura, Sarah, Jackie, Kylen, Mariana).

Meleni Sarantos will continue working with Kylie through the academic year, looking forward to science fair season with her!


Coming Soon in PLOS Biology

A nifty little paper describing the unique – and really fun and productive – model of collaborative science I’ve been privileged to experience as part of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Marine Microbiology Initiative Experimental Model Systems program.

@PLOSBiology @MooreFound @TN_Marine_Micro @SoMAS_SBU

Did you catch Kylie at ASM 2018?

Since this is too late to be advertising, it’ll have to just go into the bragging-on-my-students category.

Congratulations to @KylieLanglois on presenting her beautiful and fascinating poster at #asmmicrobe2018 #NYSCCWT #BetterLateThanNeverNOT

Lots of congratulations to spread around this week!

Congratulations to Kylie Langlois on winning continued support as a STRIDE Fellow! @KylieLanglois @SBSTRIDE

And congratulations to Sabrina Geraci-Yee for winning second place in the poster competition at last week’s MA-ESA meeting! #MAESA18 @sabrinargy

Nobody else wanted to be in a photo with me and this interesting artwork on the Rutgers Newark campus. Thanks to Laura Halligan for taking this photo.

Laura Halligan at her poster. Photo credit @KylieLanglois

Sabrina at her prize-winning poster! Photo credit @KylieLanglois

We’re headed for Newark, bright and early Saturday morning!

OK, maybe that’s not usually headline-worthy news, but in this case it’s exciting because we’ll be there all day April 7 to attend the Annual Ecological Society of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter meeting.

Kylie will be giving a talk, and Sabrina and Laura will both be presenting posters.

Jackie will mainly be enjoying the day, with a little moderating duty thrown in.