Computationally straighted C. elegans meiotic chromosome from the late pachytene region of the germ line; stained by HTP-3 and COSA-1

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January 10-12th, 2020

Annual Libuda Lab winter retreat in Bend, OR!  We went right during a snow storm and got in some great skiing, science, snow shoveling, snow ball fights, and socializing.


January 2019

Alina is selected to be one of the UO nominees for the Goldwater Scholarship!


December 2019

Both Alina (mentored by Erik) and Cailan (mentored by Cori) are selected for the prestigious Knight Campus Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, which will fund each of their research projects for one year!


December 20th, 2019

Our new $250K high content imaging system was installed in our lab!  Thank you to NIGMS for the generous supplement that is going to transform our research!


December 16th, 2019

Cori is highlighted in Around the O about receiving her prestigious Jane Coffin Child Fellowship!


December 11th, 2019

Cori performs the lab's first zebrafish experiments - looking at DSBs in zebrafish spermatocytes!


December 9th, 2019

Annual lab holiday party and white elephant gift exchange.  Most popular gift = CRISPR mug.  Funniest gift = giant container of mayonnaise with a huge ladle.


October 25, 2019

The hosts the annual Halloween party in the LISB atrium - this year's lab costume: the Lab Scare Bears.  We each depicted different lab horrors on our "scare bear" bellies.


September 22, 2019

We did a lab hike through Mt. Pisgah Arboretum.  Beautiful day for a hike!


August 25-30, 2019

Cori, Diana, and Nicole attend the EMBO Meiosis conference in La Rochelle, France!  Nicole was selected to give a talk and did an amazing job!


August 2019

Ken Hillers, Chair of the Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, joins our lab for his sabbatical!  Welcome Ken!


July 14-19th, 2019

Diana and Erik attend the FASEB Recombination and Genome Rearrangements Conference!


June 20-24th, 2019

Anna, Cori, Diana, Erik, Nicole, Vikki, and Zac all attend the 22nd International C. elegans meeting!  Both Erik and Nicole were selected to give talks and did an amazing job!  Anna, Cori, and Vikki presented posters!


June 17, 2019

Fountane Chan, Quincey Fish, and Anna Horacek all graduated with their bachelor's degrees today.

Breenah Goldberg joins the lab as a summer SPUR Fellow from the CSU Northridge.  Welcome Breenah!


June 16, 2019

Zac Bush joins our lab as a graduate student!  He's also just been selected as trainee for the Developmental Biology Training Grant.  Welcome and congrats Zac!


May 17, 2019

Erik Toraason receives 1st place with his group for best panel presentations at the Graduate Forum!


May 16, 2019

Fountane Chan, Anna Horacek, and Alina Salagean were all selected to give talks about their research at the UO Undergraduate Research Symposium today.  Anna, Cailan, and Fountane also presented posters on their research.  Fountane receives 1st place for her poster at the Undergraduate Research Symposium!


May 2019

Fountane Chan and Anna Horacek both successfully defend their honors theses!


April 16, 2019

Cori Cahoon receives the prestigious Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellowship!  Many thanks to the scientific review committee for recognizing this extremely promising scientist and her research project.  Big congrats Cori!


April 15, 2019

Alina Salagean receives the OURS Fellowship to conduct research in our lab this summer!


January 11, 2019

Fountane Chan and Anna Horacek both accept NIH postbacc positions in the lab of Judy Kassis!   Super excited for Anna and Fountane to continue their love and talent for scientific research in such a great lab, environment, and program!


January 4-6, 2019

The Libuda Lab goes to Bend, OR for our first winter retreat!  We discussed our future research plans for the next year and enjoyed some good lab bonding in the snow and on the ski slopes!


September 28, 2018

Nicole Kurhanewicz activates her NIH F32/NRSA postdoctoral fellowship!  Congrats Nicole on receiving this prestigious fellowship on your first try!


August 15, 2018

Our research on recombination pathway and partner choice during meiosis is now being funded by an NIH R35 MIRA Award!  The funding kicked in today!  Thank you to the members of the study section and at NIGMS who saw the potential of our research program!


August 10-12, 2018

The Libuda Lab went on its 4th Annual Lab Rafting/Camping Trip!  We went back to the McKenzie River!  Such a great spot!  We had fun playing in the water, catching fish, watching the Perseid Meteor Shower, and eating lots of s'mores.


July 9, 2018

Cori Cahoon has joined the lab as a postdoc.  She comes from Scott Hawley's lab at the Stowers Institute.  Welcome Cori!


June 20, 2018

All of our undergraduate researchers are funded by fellowships this summer!  Congrats Adriana (SPUR Fellowship), Anna (OURS Fellowship), Fountane (CURE Fellowship), and Nikki (VPRI Fellowship)


June 18, 2018

Jenn Lawson joins the lab as our new lab manager!  She comes most recently from Knudra Transgenics and prior to that, from Gabrielle Kardon's lab.  Welcome to the Libuda Lab, Jenn!


Brittany, Colin, Cordell, and Rachel all graduated with their bachelor's degrees today!  Congratulations!  We look forward to seeing all that you accomplish in your very bright futures!


June 4, 2018

Adriana Mendizabal joins the lab as a summer SPUR Fellow from the College of New Jersey.  Welcome Adriana!


June 3, 2018

Diana has started a new softball team filled with scientists, including some of our own Libuda Lab members.  Go "Dominant Lethals!"


May 29, 2018

Colin Maxwell defended and received Distinction for his Clark Honors College Thesis!  Distinction is the top honor that the CHC bestows!


May 24, 2018

Rachel David successfully defends her Clark Honors College Thesis and receives Honors for her work!

Cordell Clark successfully defends his Biology Honors Thesis and will officially graduate with Honors!


May 23, 2018

Diana gives a public outreach Quack Chat Talk at the Ax Billy Grill.  She got a lot of great questions!


May 21, 2018

David Wynne joins the lab for a mini-summer sabbatical this week!  Great to have you Dave!


May 18, 2018

Cordell gets 2nd place for his poster at the UO Undergraduate Research Symposium!


May 17, 2018

Rachel, Colin, and Cordell were all selected to give oral presentations of their undergraduate research at the UO Undergraduate Research Symposium today!


April 2, 2018

Erik Toraason receives an honorable mention for the NSF graduate research fellowship!


March 26, 2018

Stephanie VanBeuge starts her graduate rotation in the lab.  Welcome Steph!


March 2018

Erik Toraason passes his qualifying exam!  He's officially a PhD candidate!


January 17, 2018

Nadia Singh, Drosophila, recombination, and evolutionary geneticist extraordinaire, joins the lab as a "faculty rotation student" to learn C. elegans genetics and microscopy, and to start some exciting joint projects between our labs!


January 8 , 2018

Zach Stevenson starts his graduate rotation in the lab.  Welcome Zach!


October 31, 2017

The Libuda Lab makes it on evening news on TV during a piece about DNA ancestry companies!  Undergrads Colin and Cordell are featured in the lab!  Diana is interviewed about some of the science involved.


October 27, 2017

The Libuda Lab hosts it's second annual Halloween Party!  We had our first lab group Halloween costume!


October 3, 2017

The Libuda lab (@libudalab) is now live on Twitter!  Follow our Twitter feed (@libudalab).  Thanks Austin for spearheading and managing the Twitter feed!


September 12, 2017

Erik Toraason receives the Institute of Molecular Biology Adamson Award!  Congratulations!


August 22, 2017

Cordell Clark receives a travel award to attend the 2017 SACNAS conference!


July 27-28, 2017

The Libuda has its annual camping rafting trip!  This year we went back to Blue River and rafted along the McKenzie River.


June 24, 2017

Nicole Codd gives a talk at the 21st International C. elegans conference!  She did an amazing job!


June 10, 2017

Jackie welcomes her second F1 progeny!  Welcome Nora Lee!


June 2017

Erik Toraason joins the Libuda Lab as our second graduate student!


May 26, 2017

Kaycee Schoellhorn successfully defends her Honors College thesis and passes with Honors!


May 22, 2017

Rachel David receives the Alden Award from the UO Biology Department!


April 20, 2017

The University of Oregon highlights Diana's selection as a 2017 Searle Scholar in Around the O.


April 17, 2017

Cordell Clark is selected to participate in the OURS Summer Research Program!


April 5, 2017

Diana's undergrad alma mater, UCLA, highlights Diana's selection as a 2017 Searle Scholar in an article.  The article was written by the same UCLA media relations representative, Stuart Wolpert, who wrote an article about Diana's selection to present on Capitol Hill almost exactly 14 years ago when she was a UCLA undergrad!  Thank you Stuart for remembering me!


March 31, 2017

Diana is selected as a 2017 Searle Scholar!  Thank you so much to the Searle Scholars Program and the Searle Family for recognizing and funding the potential of our research.  This is a huge honor.


March 2017

Austin passes his qualifying exam!  He's officially a PhD candidate.


January 2, 2017

Nicole welcomes her 2nd F1 progeny.  Welcome Ernest!


December 29, 2016

Diana receives the 2017 March of Dimes Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Award.  Thank you March of Dimes for your generosity and for seeing the promise of our work!


October 28, 2016

The lab hosts its first annual Halloween party!  It turned out it was at the same day/time as the Niell lab's Halloween party; so we combined forces for an awesome two-story IMB/ION party in LISB atrium!


October 17, 2016

The University of Oregon has received a $500 million donation from Phil and Penny Knight to start a new $1 billion Science Campus here!  This new campus will be transformative.


October 9, 2016

Marissa welcomes her first F1 progeny.  Welcome Sequoia!


September 9-11, 2016

The lab has it's second annual rafting and camping trip with the Selker lab!  This year we went to the beautiful Rogue River!


August 24, 2016

Erik Toraason starts his graduate rotation in the lab.  Welcome Erik!


July 5, 2016

Nicole Kurhanewicz Codd joins the lab as a senior scientist!


June 2016

Austin Harvey officially joins the lab as a graduate student!


May 2016

Brittany Owen is accepted to the OURS summer research program.

Rachel David is accepted to the OHSU CDCB summer internship program.


April 2016

After being accepted to multiple PhD programs, Marissa Glover has decided to attend UCSC for graduate school!  She'll be staying in the lab for another year before starting in Fall 2017.  Congrats Marissa!


January 2016

Our new microinjection system is up and running!  Time to make lots of new transgenic strains!


December 2015

The Zeiss ELYRA SIM/LSM super resolution microscope is installed!  Get ready for some spectacular super resolution imaging of the synamptonemal complex!


September 29, 2015

The Libuda Lab welcomes its new mascot: Sylvia Libuda.


September 28, 2015

The GE DeltaVision Elite microscope is now fully installed in our high resolution microscopy room.  Get ready for some beautiful imaging!


September 18, 2015

The renovations are finally done for all the lab spaces and the Libuda Lab had its lab warming party today!  The party had a great turn out!


July 29-30, 2015

The Libuda Lab, Bowerman Lab, and Selker Lab have their first annual joint lab rafting and camping trip.


June 24-28, 2015

The Libuda Lab and Bowerman Lab attend the International Worm Meeting at UCLA.


June 11, 2015

Austin Harvey started rotating in the lab!  He'll be in the lab through the end of Fall.


June 1, 2015

Marissa Glover joins the lab as our newest technician!  She hails from Eric Selker's lab.


March 30, 2015

Emily Sutton is the lab's first rotation graduate student.


March 23, 2015

Ali Cohen has joined the lab as our first undergraduate researcher!


February 25, 2015

The Zeiss AxioZoom V16 fluorescent stereo-dissecting microscope has been installed.  We can now screen through our fluorescent worm strains!


February 18, 2015

The Leica DM5500 widefield microscope has been installed.  We can now look at our worms and slides with DIC and see the worms/samples fluoresce!


January 22, 2015

We have begun joint lab meetings with the Bowerman lab.


January 20, 2015

Jackie Helm has joined the lab as our first lab member and lab manager!


January 7, 2015

The Libuda Lab is officially open!  Phase I of renovations have been completed.

Libuda Lab home page button; DSBs marked by RAD-51 foci in a single C. elegans germ cell nucleus