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Welcome to the lab Mahea  (May 2021)Welcoming Mahealani Daniels to the lab, our newest undergraduate researcher!

Congrats to Jordan on her recent funding  (May 2021)
Congrats to Jordan for obtaining funding to support her research project. No fieldwork, but excited for the lab work to begin!

Spring 202 Joint Lab Meeting schedule (January 2021)Check out the lineup for Spring 2021 lab meetings with the Chong Lab, Taylor Lab, Thomson Lab, and Wright Lab.

Fall 2020 Joint Lab Meeting schedule (August 2020)Check out the lineup for Fall 2020 lab meetings with the Chong Lab, Taylor Lab, Thomson Lab, and Wright Lab.

Congrats to Elissa and Mikaelah for graduating  (May 2020)
Congrats to undergraduate researchers Mikaelah Johnson-Griggs and Elissa Ota for graduating with a B.S. in Biology! Seemingly unfazed by a global pandemic, Elissa and Mikaelah finished strong and did amazing science along the way. Now off to bigger and better things!

Spring 2020 Joint Lab Meeting schedule (January 2020)
Check out the lineup for Spring 2020 lab meetings with the Chong Lab, Taylor Lab, Thomson Lab, Wright Lab, and Zenil-Ferguson Lab.

Congrats to Mikaelah for her UROP funding  (November 2019)
Congrats to undergraduate researcher Mikaelah Johnson-Griggs for obtaining an Undergraduate Research Opportunity award to support her research project. Excited for the lab work to begin!

Fall 2019 Joint Lab Meeting schedule (September 2019)Check out the lineup for Fall 2019 lab meetings with the Chong Lab, Taylor Lab, Thomson Lab, Wright Lab, and Zenil-Ferguson Lab.

Welcome to the lab Mikaelah  (August 2019)Welcoming Mikaelah Johnson-Griggs to the lab, our newest undergraduate researcher!

Welcome to the lab Jordan  (August 2019)
A warm welcome to Jordan Gossett who is starting her Ph.D. Fall 2019!

Welcome to the lab Drew  (May 2019)
We’re excited to welcome Andrew Dela Rosa from Guam Community College for a summer REU

New paper on Buchnera genome evolution in MBE  (April 2019)
Our paper on Genome evolution of the obligate symbiont of aphids (Buchnera aphidicola) is now out in MBE – see publications

Paper on mitochondria genome evolution in cicadas in J. Heredity  (December 2018)
A large collaborative paper looking at mitochondrial genome evolution across 100 cicadas in out in Journal of Heredity – see publications

Congrats to Elissa for her UROP funding  (November 2018)
Congrats to undergraduate researcher Elissa Ota for obtaining an Undergraduate Research Opportunity award to support her honors project. Time to collect some data!

Oxford annotated bibliography on “Endosymbiosis” now published  (September 2018)
A broad summary of important topics and papers (each with a short summary) related to Endosymbiosis is now available – see publications

Welcome to the lab Elissa  (February 2018)
We’re excited to welcome undergraduate researcher Elissa Ota to the lab!

Starting January 2018
The Chong lab is starting at the University of Hawaii in January 2018!
Interested in joining? Contact me at rachong@hawaii.edu