Lab News

Spring 2021: Former PhD student Susov Dhakal, Ruth Frey, and Deb Stenkamp publish in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, with our talented collaborators at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and former undergraduates Josie Sejd, Megan Batty, and Jenny Blackerby.

Spring 2021: Welcome to Abby Eustus, a UI undergraduate researcher, and to Rachel Poulsen, a visiting intern from BYU-Idaho.

Fall 2020: Lindsey Morey is now a Ph.D. student in the lab!

Summer 2020: Ashley Farre was awarded an NIH NRSA predoctoral fellowship!!  Congratulations Ashley! This appears to be the FIRST NIH predoctoral fellowship ever awarded to a graduate student at the University of Idaho. Way to go!!!

Summer 2020: Congratulations to Dr. Robert Mackin on an outstanding dissertation and defense! Next stop, Houston, for a postdoctoral appointment in Melanie Samuel's lab at Baylor.

Summer 2020: Welcome to Johnson Huang, a UW-Spokane medical student here for a summer of research.

Spring 2020: Undergraduate researcher Audrey Duncan is awarded a a SURF grant for the summer

Fall 2019: Expansion of zebrafish facility!! Three new freestanding racks installed, thanks to financial support from UI Office of Research and Economic Development, The College of Science, The Department of Biological Sciences, The Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST), Idaho IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), and The Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation (IMCI). 


September 2019: Deb speaks in the University of Colorado Denver Vision Science Seminar Series and meets with collaborator Valeria Canto-Soler and her lab group.

August 2019: Robert Mackin, Deb Stenkamp, Ruth Frey, Carmina Gutierrez, Ashley Farre, Shoji Kawamura, and Diana Mitchell publish a paper in PNAS.

June 2019: Tim McGinn, Deb Stenkamp, Carlos Galicia, Dylan Leoni, Natalie Partington, and Diana Mitchell publish a paper in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology.

May 2019: Jagdish Patel, Deb Stenkamp, and Celeste Brown are co-authors on a paper in Science, on rod-   mediated color vision in deep sea fish!!

May 2019: Ashley Farre, Derek Viall, Rob Mackin, and Deb Stenkamp attend another fantastic and successful ARVO meeting, in  Vancouver BC, Canada

April 2019: Deb Stenkamp receives the 2019 University of Idaho Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Award

April 2019: Deb Stenkamp speaks in the Distinguished Lecture Series at the Cole Eye Institute in Cleveland, OH

April 2019: Both Ashley Farre and Rob Mackin win Knights Templar Foundation Travel Grants for ARVO

December 2018: Six papers published from the lab in 2018!!

October 2018: Deb Stenkamp is a symposium speaker at the Argentinian ARVO meeting in Cordoba, Argentina

October 2018: PhD student Robert Mackin wins Outstanding Young Investigator Award ("Best Talk") at the Utah Fish Conference.

August 2018: Two new PhD students, Ashley Farre and Derek Viall join the lab