April 2023: We are hiring! A Postdoctoral Scientist position is available to investigate the epigenetic mechanisms of maternal age effects, as part of our projects supported by an NSF CAREER Award. To apply: https://jobrxiv.org/job/marine-biological-laboratory-27778-postdoctoral-scientist-epigenetics-of-maternal-age-effects/
June 2022: The lab has received its first R01 from the NIA! We are excited to continue our work on the role of mitochondrial function and dynamics in maternal age effects on offspring health and lifespan.
April 2022: Just published: van Daalen, S.F., C.M. Hérnandez, H. Caswell, M.G. Neubert, K.E. Gribble. 2022. The contribution of maternal age heterogeneity to variance in lifetime reproductive output. The American Naturalist 199(5).
February 2022: Aksel Jensen was awarded 1st place at the FHS Science Fair and 2nd place at the Region V Science fair for his project, Toxicity of Road Runoff Entering the Waquoit Bay Estuarine System.
January 2022: Aksel Jensen joined the lab as a Website Designer. Welcome Aksel!
January 2022: Kate Allcock joined the lab as a Research Assistant. Welcome Kate!
January 2022: Just published: Anne M. Bronikowski, Richard P. Meisel, Peggy R. Biga, James R. Walters, Judith E. Mank, Erica Larschan, Gerald S. Wilkinson, Nicole Valenzuela, Ashley Mae Conard, João Pedro de Magalhães, Jingyue (Ellie) Duan, Amy E. Elias, Tony Gamble, Rita M. Graze, Kristin E. Gribble, Jill A. Kreiling, and Nicole C. Riddle. 2022. Sex-specific aging in animals: Perspective and future directions. Aging Cell E13542.
January 2022: Just accepted for publication: van Daalen, S.F., C.M. Hérnandez, H. Caswell, M.G. Neubert, K.E. Gribble. 2022. The contribution of maternal age heterogeneity to variance in lifetime reproductive output. The American Naturalist.
December 2021: We said goodbye to two great Research Assistants in the lab. Emily Richters is off to a research assistant position at Columbia University and Alex Profetto will be working at McLean Hospital. We wish them well!
September 2021: Haiyang Feng joined the lab as a Postdoctoral Scientist to work on a joint project with David Mark Welch’s group. Welcome Haiyang!
March 2021: Sovannarith Korm joined the lab as a Postdoctoral Scientist. Welcome Sovannarith!
February 2021: Alyssa Liguori started as a Postdoctoral Scientist in the lab. Welcome Alyssa!
March 2020: The lab was awarded an R21 from the National Institute on Aging. In this collaborative project with Jacob Robinson of Rice University, we’ll design, construct, and test microfluidics and automated image analysis systems rotifers, for use in studies of aging and healthspan. Excited to develop what we hope will be a great resource for the rotifer and aging research communities.
2021: Our review paper is out! Gribble, K.E. 2021. Brachionus rotifers as a model for investigating dietary and metabolic regulators of aging. Nutrition and Healthy Aging 6:1-15.
2020: Our new publication: Hérnandez, C.M., S.F. van Daalen, H. Caswell, M.G. Neubert, K.E. Gribble‡. 2020. A demographic and evolutionary analysis of maternal effect senescence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 117(28):16431-16437.
2020: Our paper on dinoflagellate cyst identity is out: Gurdebeke, P.R., K.N. Mertens, V. Pospelova, K. Matsuoka, Z. Li, K.E. Gribble, H. Gu, K. Bogus, H. Gu, H. Vrielinck, S. Louwye. 2020. Taxonomic revision, phylogeny, and cyst wall composition of the dinoflagellate cyst genus Votadinium Reid (Dinophyceae, Peridiniales, Protoperidiniaceae). Palynology 44(2):310-335.
February 2020: The lab was granted an NSF CAREER award! We’ll investigate the molecular mechanisms and fitness outcomes of intergenerational maternal age effects and develop research and education opportunities for community college and high school students.
December 2019: Alexandria Profetto joined the lab as a group Research Assistant. Welcome Alex!
September 2019: Kristin participated in the Mechanisms and Evolution of Intergenerational Change conference at the Wellcome Genome Campus, United Kingdom.
September 2019: Emily Richters joined the lab as a Research Assistant. Welcome Emily!
July 2019: Kristin presented at the Biology of Aging Gordon Research Conference in Newry, ME.
July 2019: Evgeny’s paper on serotonin in early development is published! Ivashkin, E., V. Melnikova, A. Kurtova, N. Brun, A. Obukhova, M.Yu. Khabarova, A. Yakusheff, I. Adameyko, K.E. Gribble, E.E. Voronezhskaya. 2019. Transglutaminase activity determines nuclear localization of serotonin immunoreactivity in the early embryos of invertebrates and vertebrates ACS Chemical Neuroscience 10 (8): 3888-3899.
June 2019: Kristin participated at the American Aging Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA
May 2019: A return to Kristin’s dinoflagellate days in grad school . . . Gurdebeke, P.R., K.N. Mertens, V. Pospelova, K. Matsuoka, Z. Li, K.E. Gribble, H. Gu, K. Bogus, H. Gu, H. Vrielinck, S. Louwye. 2019. Taxonomic revision, phylogeny, and cyst wall composition of the dinoflagellate cyst genus Votadinium Reid (Dinophyceae, Peridiniales, Protoperidiniaceae). Palynology. DOI: 10.1080/01916122.2019.1580627
February 2019: Just published . . . Bock, M.J., G.C. Jarvis, E.L. Corey, E.E. Stone, K.E. Gribble‡. 2019. Maternal age alters offspring lifespan, fitness, and lifespan extension under caloric restriction. Scientific Reports 9:3138