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David Desmarais
Plant biologist studying the functional evolutionary genetics of response to the environment. Now open for business
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David Desmarais May 26
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David Desmarais May 25
Replying to @Evodaveo
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David Desmarais May 25
"Improvement strategies that take into account the physiology of individual crop species, the local environment of cultivation, the end product...and its usage...might potentially be more effective." Or, why overexpressing an Arabidopsis gene might not offer agricult. benefits...
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David Desmarais May 25
Replying to @Evilution84
Several good gyms in greater Boston, and several world-class crags within 2hr. But its been hard to find time with the two little kids!
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David Desmarais May 25
Pro-tip: Listing grant deadlines over the next 6 mo is a terrible way to get fired up for Memorial Weekend. I used to venerate this weekend as the start of Sierra backpacking season...
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David Desmarais May 22
Excited to have our first big experiments on biomass allocation in grasses underway! Ably led by , with financial support from and .
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David Desmarais May 15
Honored to have been part of this workshop at MIT. Lots of interesting, and essential future work to be done in the area of food security under climate change
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David Desmarais Apr 30
Congrats to for receiving a grant from the to support her work on perenniality and resource allocation in Brachypodium!
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David Desmarais Apr 26
Humbling day as an academic. 9am grant proposal rejected. 12pm junior colleague gives great promotion seminar. 1:30pm promotion committee mtg is my first formal step in the tenure process stretching out in front of me
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Ran Blekhman Apr 25
4pm seminars are terrible for parents. Had to miss a great talk by Evan Eichler today because it was at 4pm and I leave by 4:30 to pick up my son from daycare.
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David Desmarais Apr 9
Thanks to and everyone for a great visit today
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David Desmarais Mar 30
Looking for textbook recommendations for undergraduate intro ecology. Bonus points for recently updated and good quantitative presentation. Needless to say its been a few years since I took intro ecology...
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David Desmarais Mar 27
I took this class as a first year PhD student back in 2002. The line up of speakers is always amazing, and this year is no exception.
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Dominique Bergmann Mar 26
This was an absolutely fascinating talk. I now know what C2 photosynthesis is! Adding Alloteropsis (and Arugula) to list of favorite innovative plants. Talk no longer available, but some of the data are in DOI: 10.1111/pce.12665
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David Desmarais Mar 26
The Buckler group raises the bar once again. Linking expression phenotypes to fitness in a fantastic maize dataset.
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Kent Holsinger Mar 16
You need 16 times the sample size to estimate an interaction than to estimate a main effect
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Sarah Schaack Mar 16
Just a reminder... Post-doc position available in the Schaack lab. Closing date for apps 3/25, so please retweet! All the fun stuff: mutation, evolution, Portland...
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The Banfield Lab Mar 14
JGI Users beware! Immediate data and derived product release policy re-affirmed ( …). To protect the careers of the PhDs / postdocs generating the data, will require data science to establish and encourage a culture of ethical data usage.
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The Holbrook Lab Mar 9
GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCS! apply By MARCH 16 to the Gordon Research Seminar on Multiscale Vascular Plant Biology this summer to be considered for a talk! It is a mini-conference for grad students/postdocs right before the gordon research conference!
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David Desmarais Mar 6
Awesome! How stable is the substrate? Are these guys constantly being over-topped? Long stems and/ or roots under there?
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