I have unfortunately been lax regarding my upkeep of this site. Since the summer of 2016 I have presented on mortality at several more events and expos.
Additionally, I have begun TA-ing for the Invertebrate Zoology course taught here at the University of Idaho by my Major Professor, Dr. Christine Parent. This experience has provided great opportunities for both guest lecturing and development of lab plans. Back in September we took the class out to the McCall outdoor science school in McCall Idaho to sample inverts and measure biodiversity. It was a great weekend and I look forward to seeing how this semester will wrap up!
Attended the EEID conference in Ithaca at the beginning of the month to present my poster on the effects of DCV And DXV on host mortality. Great presentations and a massive poster session.
Just returned from a summer course on Machine Learning Methods for Gene Expression Data at UT Austin. The course was a bit heavier on the seminar side than I was expecting, but I left with a much better understanding of machine learning and plenty of home brew code for both R and Python from Dennis Wylie that needs sifting through here on my own time.
On a side note, Austin is a beautiful city full of amiable folks. I highly recommend a visit!