Profile

Cover photo
Melissa Wilson Sayres
Works at Arizona State University
157 followers|920,685 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

Melissa Wilson Sayres

Shared publicly  - 
I'm super excited to share our new paper, out in Advanced Access in Genome Research, A recent bottleneck of Y chromosome diversity coincides with a global change in culture! In a nutshell: Graphic designed by Sabine Deviche. ...
1
Add a comment...

Melissa Wilson Sayres

Shared publicly  - 
 
Congratulations to two undergraduates in the lab, and thank you to the Mindlin Foundation! 

http://mathbionerd.blogspot.com/2014/12/mindlin-undergraduate-mentored.html
1
Add a comment...

Melissa Wilson Sayres

Shared publicly  - 
 
At lightning journal club lab meeting each undergrad presents a paper of their choosing, from a journal they choose. Then, they send me a comment and a question, and we discuss the papers as a group. I'm compiling the results. Fascinating for me to see what they find interesting: 

http://mathbionerd.blogspot.com/2014/11/fall-2014-lightning-journal-club-part-1.html
We have a variety of formats for lab meeting. One of them is a lightening journal club, where each person shares one paper from an assigned journal, including one question and one comment about the paper. This allows us to ge...
1
Add a comment...

Melissa Wilson Sayres

Shared publicly  - 
 
Who knew sex chromosomes could be so tasty: 
http://mathbionerd.blogspot.com/2014/11/delicious-sex-chromosomes.html
Plants have sex? Yes, they totally do. A brief overview:  Plants have female reproductive organs (carpels) and male reproductive organs (stamens), but several different ways of determining sex. There are two main groups of se...
2
Add a comment...

Melissa Wilson Sayres

Shared publicly  - 
 
For grad students, postdocs, and new PI's: http://mathbionerd.blogspot.com/2014/10/funding-101-mechanisms.html
Recently I attended a seminar giving an overview of different funding mechanisms for scientific research, and advice. This will be the first of two posts, talking about a variety of funding mechanisms. The next post will be a...
1
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
157 people
Cooduvalli Shashikant's profile photo
Antonios Armaou's profile photo
Charlene Lohmueller's profile photo
Scott Morrison's profile photo
Jason Stajich's profile photo
Megan Comins's profile photo
sandro dewa's profile photo
Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch's profile photo
Frank Grønlund Jørgensen's profile photo

Melissa Wilson Sayres

Shared publicly  - 
 
"Sperm should evolve to make female meiosis fair” by @yanivbrandvain @Graham_Coop http://mathbionerd.blogspot.com/2015/02/sperm-should-evolve-to-make-female.html Paper here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/evo.12621/abstract
Sperm and eggs are the vessicles for passing on genetic material to the next generation. It is often easy to think about motile sperm competing with each other to fertilize a finite set of eggs. It is easy to see a sperm with...
1
Add a comment...

Melissa Wilson Sayres

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Melissa Wilson Sayres

Shared publicly  - 
 
An update on my first semester of lab meetings as a #newPI

http://mathbionerd.blogspot.com/2014/11/lab-meeting-first-semester.html

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?
1
Add a comment...

Melissa Wilson Sayres

Shared publicly  - 
 
Me, referring to genetic testing and childhood diseases:
 
“It doesn’t make it better, it doesn’t make your child feel better physically, but just knowing what is there can give some peace of mind that maybe we have a place that we can start looking,”

http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2014/10/phoenix-childrens-hospital-to-receive-supercomputer-to-improve-gentic-testing/
1
Add a comment...

Melissa Wilson Sayres

Shared publicly  - 
 
Slides from my recent presentation at the 2014 meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics.
1
Add a comment...

Melissa Wilson Sayres

Shared publicly  - 
Being in academia for good few years now, I've heard this said directly to me several times, most recently last week. The gist: "It isn't fair, but people don't take a pretty woman in science seriously." "Pretty woman" could...
1
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
157 people
Cooduvalli Shashikant's profile photo
Antonios Armaou's profile photo
Charlene Lohmueller's profile photo
Scott Morrison's profile photo
Jason Stajich's profile photo
Megan Comins's profile photo
sandro dewa's profile photo
Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch's profile photo
Frank Grønlund Jørgensen's profile photo
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Relationship
Married
Other names
Wilson
Work
Occupation
Evolutionary Biologist
Employment
  • Arizona State University
    Assistant Professor, 2014 - present
    Doing all of the things.
Melissa Wilson Sayres's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Population genomics of sex chromosome evolution
dx.doi.org

Population genomics of sex chromosome evolution

ONE x 31
stitchesandsnps.blogspot.com

I've done 28 goals by the time I turned 28, 29 by 29 and 30 by 30, but by 31, I have only one goal. Two incredibly important women in my lif

Extraordinary mutations require extraordinary evidence | Gene Expression...
feedproxy.google.com

Human Genetics | Personal genomics | Over at Genomes Unzipped Dr. Daniel MacArthur has a review up of a paper in Science where he is first a

Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Potter is an AWESOME atheist | LOL god
lolgod.blogspot.com

Dec. 31. Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Potter is an AWESOME atheist. Posted 5 days ago by Anonymous. Labels: Atheism. LOL god. Putting the fun

LOL god: What drives Neil deGrasse Tyson
lolgod.blogspot.com

Home · Join us on Facebook · RSS Feed · /r/atheism. What drives Neil deGrasse Tyson. Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook. L

Any act done by an atheist is superior to an act done in the name of god...
lolgod.blogspot.com

Any act done by an atheist is superior to an act done in the name of god. Posted 4 weeks ago by Anonymous. Labels: Atheism. 0. Add a comment

E Pluribus Unul vs In God We Trust | LOL god
lolgod.blogspot.com

E Pluribus Unul vs In God We Trust. Posted 2 days ago by Anonymous. Labels: Politics. 0. Add a comment. Add comment. No more comments. LOL g

Intelligent designer | LOL god
lolgod.blogspot.com

That´s the penis, whales have bones in it . ReplyDelete. Add comment. No more comments. LOL god. Putting the fun back into religion. Sidebar

You don't need the promise of heaven to be good | LOL god
lolgod.blogspot.com

You don't need the promise of heaven to be good. Posted 6 days ago by Anonymous. Labels: Morality. 0. Add a comment. Add comment. No mor

Daniel Radcliffe on religion | LOL god
lolgod.blogspot.com

Posted 3 days ago by Anonymous. Labels: Atheism. 0. Add a comment. Add comment. No more comments. LOL god. Putting the fun back into religio

Han Solo | LOL god
lolgod.blogspot.com

Jan. 3. Han Solo. Posted 2 days ago by Anonymous. Labels: Atheism. LOL god. Putting the fun back into religion. Sidebar. Classic; Flipcard;

Stitches and SNPs: Happy (Chinese) New Year!
stitchesandsnps.blogspot.com

The siu mai filling is roughly equal amounts of ground pork and finely chopped shrimp with scallions and reconstituted shitake mushrooms. I

Good Reason: Getting an early start on the War on Xmas
goodreasonblog.blogspot.com

I couldn't believe it. There I was watching the NYE festivities, waiting for the ball to drop, and Cee-Lo Green is doing a version of Jo