Workshop on Ecological Functional Genomics
Lodging at Lacawac Sanctuary:
Overnight housing will be provided at the Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary on 24-25 May 2017. Space is limited for private rooms; most of Lacawac lodging facilities are shared rooms. Restrooms/bathrooms are shared by lodging guests. Linens, blankets and towels are provided.
Alternative lodging is available at the Comfort Inn Pocono Lakes Region (~8 miles from Lacawac Sanctuary) for $79 + tax. To book a room, contact the hotel directly using code LACAWAC to receive this special rate.
Comfort Inn Pocono Lakes Region
117 Twin Rocks Road
Lake Ariel, PA 18436
(570) 689 4148
A limited number of scholarships are available to cover accommodations, registration, and food. All participants are responsible for travel costs. Scholarship applicants must be currently-enrolled undergraduate students. To apply, please send the following in addition to the application to firstname.lastname@example.org: a brief statement indicating why you’re attending the workshop, how you will benefit from taking it, and what you hope to gain. Clearly outline your academic training and career path.
All participants are required to organize their own travel. Lacawac Sanctuary is 130 miles outside of Philadelphia and 100 miles from New York City.
Closest airport: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, Avoca PA (~35 miles from Lacawac Sanctuary)
Participants accepted to this workshop should plan to arrive to Lacawac Sanctuary by the evening of 24 May and depart after lunch on 26 May. Overnight lodging is available on 26 May for an additional $30/night.
Fees & Payment Options:
Submit the following application and CV as a single pdf to Dr. Sarah Princiotta, Director of Research and Education, Lacawac Sanctuary (email@example.com) by 14 April, 2017. Payment will be required after acceptance;
Meet the instructors
Dr. Ananias Escalante, Department of Biology and Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine, Temple University
Ananias Escalante received his PhD from UC-Irvine and moved to the CDC in Atlanta, as a postdoctoral fellow, in late 1995. After that first appointment, he maintained joint appointments at the CDC as guest researcher and at the Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research as a researcher for almost 8 years. In 2005, he started at Arizona State University where he stayed until 2015 when he moved to Temple University. His professional life has centered on translating concepts from evolutionary genetics theory into epidemiology and in deepening our understanding about the origin of malarial parasites and their genetic diversity.
Dr. David Liberles, Department of Biology and Center for Computational Genetics and Genomics, Temple University
David Liberles received his Ph.D. at California Institute of Technology in Chemistry, working on problems in DNA chemistry centered on the principles of molecular recognition. He moved onto postdoctoral research at University of Florida, where he moved into computational comparative genomics and molecular (protein) evolution. He has run a research group in this area since 2000, and has done so at Temple University since 2014.
Dr. Liang Liu, Department of Statistics and Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Georgia
Liang Liu received his Ph.D. at Ohio State University in Biostatistics, working as a Bayesian statistician on problems in phylogenetics. He moved onto postdoctoral research at Harvard University, where he worked on both coalescent theory and on applied problems in systematics. He has run a research group in these areas since 2010 and has been at University of Georgia since 2012.
Dr. Stephanie Spielman, Department of Biology and Center for Computational Genetics and Genomics, Temple University
Stephanie Spielman received her Ph.D. at University of Texas in Integrative Biology, working on problems in protein evolution and detecting selection on protein-encoding genes. She has continued this research as a postdoctoral scholar and research assistant professor at Temple University.
Laurel Yohe, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University
Laurel Yohe is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University. She currently works on chemosensory innovation and loss in NW Leaf-nosed bats in the lab of Liliana Dávalos. Laurel received Bachelor's degrees in bioinformatics and biology from Loyola University Chicago.