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The lab is new, so there isn't much "old" news

September 4, 2013

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Masters student Desiree earns two fellowships to s...

July 11, 2013


Jamie Walters

Congrats to Desiree Harpel for winning two fellowships for studying evolutionary genomics this summer.  Desiree will spend 2 weeks in Seattle at the s...

Lab renovations under way!

September 12, 2013



Hurray!  They have finally started actively renovating our lab space and my office.  Soon the Walters lab will have our official home in Haworth Hall!...

Lab Renovations Complete!

November 5, 2013


Jamie Walters

Lab and office renovtations are now complete!  We have a wet-lab and computational space.  Our monarch cage is up and running, thanks to our friends a...

Desiree submits NSF graduate fellowship.

November 13, 2013

Congrats and good luck to student Desiree Harpel, who just submitted her fellowship application to the NSF graduate research fellowship program.  Desi...

Post-doc position open!

March 15, 2014

EDIT: Position is filled.


We are looking for a post-doctoral scholar to join the lab.  Please see the official job listing:

Andrew Mongue: Incoming Grad Student

April 20, 2014

We are very happy to welcome Andrew Mongue into the Walters lab. Andrew will be starting his PhD here at KU-EEB in the fall, working on the mysteries...

NSF pre-proposal invitation

May 1, 2014

Success! NSF DEB has invited a full proposal for submission based on our pre-proposal to research patterns of sex chromosome dosage compensation in Le...

Walters lab joins Insect Transgenic Network

March 31, 2014

Jamie has been invited to help steer the development of the "knowledgebase" website for the NSF-funded Research Coordination Network focused on insect...

Chris Hamm joins lab as post-doctoral research

May 30, 2014

We are delighted have Chris Hamm joining the Walters lab as a post-doctoral researcher.  Chris will combine his love of butterflies and interest in ge...

Harpel presents Monarch sperm proteome at Evolutio...

June 20, 2014

Grad student Desiree Harpel presents poster on initial results of mass-spec proteomics at Evolution conference in Raleigh, NC.

Andrew Mongue officially joins lab

August 15, 2014

We welcome Andrew Mongue as the first PhD student to the Walters lab.  Andrew will be pursuing aspects of sperm competition in Monarch butterflies and...

Jamie attends Lepidopteran Genetics Workshop in Cr...

August 15, 2014

Jamie will present two talks at the International Workshop on Lepidopteran Molecular Biology and Genetics, held in Kolymbari, Crete.  Both work on dos...

Walters lab attends Ecological Genomics Symposium

October 31, 2014



Jamie, Desiree, and Andrew attended the Ecological Genomics Symposium organized by our neighbors at Kansas State University. 


Desiree presented a post...

Walters and Hamm present work at "Biology of Butte...

August 9, 2014

Both Jamie Walters and Chris Hamm will present talks at the "Biology of Butterfly" conference being held in Turku, Finland.  Chris presents updated an...

The lab is funded!

November 24, 2014



We have just received word that our grant to the NSF (DEB division) is funded.  We will have three years of support to research the evolution of sex-c...

Jamie gives invited seminar at UC Riverside

January 13, 2015


James Walters

Thanks to an invitation from Sean Prager, an old friend from time at the University of Maryland, Jamie got to visit and present research to the entomo...

Grad student Andrew is going to Japan, funded by N...

March 3, 2015


Jamie Walters

Walters lab graduate student Andrew Mongue was awarded a NSF summer research fellowship through the East-Asian and Pacific Summer Institute Program (E...

Jamie visits Kansas State University

February 27, 2015


Jamie gives in invited seminar at KSU

Jamie visited and gave a seminar to the Ecology and Evolution program at our neighbor institute, Kansas State University.  It was an excellent opportu...

Derrick Harms and Jeff Cole join Walters lab as su...

May 26, 2015

We welcome two students to the lab through the NSF funded Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) program at KU-EEB. Derrick Harms will be working on...

Undergrad Channing awarded 3 different summer rese...

June 2, 2015

Congrats to Channing, a KU undergrad researcher in the Walters lab, for being awarded three different summer fellowships: the KU Gould Entomology awar...

KU news service promotes Walters' NSF award

June 2, 2015

KU's news service has published an article & interview with Jamie about his research funded the NSF.

Manuscript published on the Heliconius saliva prot...

May 10, 2015

Congrats to Master's student Desiree Harpel on her first publication, a first-author analysis of the saliva proteome from Heliconius melpomene.

Jamie presents at Arthropod Genomics

June 20, 2015

Several members of the Walters lab attended the Arthropod Genomics Symposium at Kansas State University, where Jamie gave an invited talk on lepidopte...

Jamie & Chris go international

July 15, 2015

Jamie and post-doc Chris had a jet-setting July.  Both attended the SMBE meeting in Vienna, Austria, followed shortly by the Heliconius group meeting...

REU student Jeff Cole wins awards

July 28, 2015

Walters lab REU student Jeff Cole won awards for both his talk and poster presentations at the REU final symposium.  Jeff's work examined the molecula...

Czech Fulbright scholars arriving in October

April 3, 2016

 Czech researchers Petr Nguyen and Anna Volenikova will be joining the Walters lab starting in October, funded by Fulbright scholarships.  Petr and An...

Desiree Harpel, MS!

August 1, 2015

Grad student Desiree has completed her Master's. We wish the best of luck on PhD studying venom proteomics at Florida State University. We will certai...

Entomology and Genomics in Minneapolis

November 12, 2015

This week Jamie is attending the Entomological Society of America meeting in Minneapolis. In particular, he was invited to present on lepidopteran dos...

Neo-sex chromsome in monarch butterfly

January 12, 2016

We are delighted to announce our discovery of a neo-Z chromosome in Monarch butterfly. Details are available in our preprint on bioRxiv. We are excite...

PhD student Andrew Mongue awarded DDIG

April 6, 2017

Congrats to Andrew, who was awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for his proposed research on the evolution and function of dimorphi...

Two undergrad fellowships!

April 26, 2017

Two undergraduate lab members have been awarded research fellowship from the K-INBRE program! Megan Hansen received the STAR fellowship, while Jodyn K...

doseR software project funded by NSF

September 13, 2017

We are delighted to have received three years of support from NSF-ABI for our efforts to deploy mixed linear models in an R package specific for analy...

Jamie goes to China

July 4, 2017

Jamie is a featured speaker at the International Conference on Insect Genomics, in Hangzhou, China. This opportunity results from our emerging collabo...

Jordyn wins poster competition

January 16, 2018

Undergrad researcher and K-INBRE Bioinformatics fellow Jordyn Koehn won an award for "best poster" at the annual K-INBRE research symposium.

Summer Fellowships!

April 9, 2018

Undergrad researchers Thomas Johnson and Jordyn Koehn have been awarded Gould fellowships from KU entomology to pursue research this summer in the Wal...

Andrew receives mentoring award

April 12, 2018

Congratulations to PhD student Andrew Mongue, who received the  2018 KU Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award. This is well-deserved recognition for...

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