This past November the Craig lab headed down south to sunny Orlando Florida for the 37th North American SETAC conference. Hossein presented a poster on his MSc research: “Multi-stressor impacts on fish energetics: A comparison between lab and field studies”. Heather also presented a poster on her initial MSc work: “Multi-stressor impacts on the development and maintenance of epigenetic regulation in larval and adult zebrafish (Danio rerio). I presented a platform presentation on collaborative work with Andrew Doxey and my former undergraduate student Chris Kuc: “Rainbow trout exposed to B[a]P yields conserved microRNA binding sites in DNA methyltransferases across 500 million years of evolution”. Overall it was a successful event establishing new connections and catching up with old friends. Of course I would be remiss if I didn’t mention some of the highlights of attending a conference in Orlando…particularly the theme parks and amazing resturants. In particular the Craig lab ventured to Iron chef Morimoto’s Asia restaurant in Disney Springs – absolutely amazing food, especially the A-5 wagyu beef!
Recently, The Craig lab headed to the 25th Annual Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry workshop at Elmhirst resort in Keene, Ontario. It was another fantastic weekend of great talks by budding new scientists and little fun in the snow as well. Hossein did his first presentation “Multi-stressor impacts on fish energetics: from pharmaceutical contaminants to climate change., while Chris and Heather presented posters entitled “Exploring microRNA effects on DNA methyl transferases in response to Benzo(A)Pyrene exposure in rainbow trout” and “Multi-stressor approach: Effects of pharmaceuticals and climate change stressors on microRNA abundance in reproductive tissue of zebrafish”, respectively. Looking forward to organize next years event with the Katzenback lab!