Author Archives: Becky Chong

SEA-PHAGES undergrads co-author genome announcement

Congratulations to the Spring 2022 SEA-PHAGES cohort of undergraduate student for their hard work on their bacteriophage genome announcement in Microbial Resource Announcements. Access the article here:

Chong RA, Cosse CM*,  Gaytan V*,  Green DS*,  Kane CJ*,  Kasal KA*,  Kon ZK*,  Maxwell RE*,  Olaru V*,  Pham TD*,  Precourt MF*,  Romero JR*,  Rothschild WJ*,  Sales SN*,  Sensano TD*,  Simko WE*,  Smith IJ*,  Toor MA*,  Wilson AR*, and Porter ML. (2022) Genome Sequence of Arthrobacter Phage NathanVaag. Microbial Resources Announcements

Evolution 2022

The Chong Lab was represented by Jordan and Becky at Evolution 2022 in Cleveland, OH. Exciting to share our work on plant hoppers and Hawaiian lava tube biodiversity and already looking forward to Evolution 2023!

NSF award to study lava tube biodiversity on Hawaiʻi Island

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a four-year, $1.29-million grant to Assistant Professor Rebecca Chong (PI) and Associate Professor Megan Porter (Co-PI), and collaborator Professor Annette Engel (Co-PI) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, to study of how island cave communities are formed and how subterranean ecosystems are maintained through time in Hawaiʻi. Find out more at NSF-DEB-2204670

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Related post (3/30/22): Becky Chong and Megan Porter featured on Hawaii Public Radio