We're excited announce that former Postdoctoral Researcher Joshua Puhl and PI Karen Mesce are co-authors on a paper that was just published in PLoS ONE! This study characterizes the transcriptome of our beloved medicinal leech (Hirudo verbana), and is the result of a collaboration led by the Schulz lab at the University of Missouri. Congratulations to Joshua and Karen, as well as their fellow co-authors: Adam Northcutt, Eva Fischer, and David Schulz!
The full citation is below-- be sure to check it out!:
Northcutt AJ, Fischer EK, Puhl JG, Mesce KA, Schulz DJ. 2018. An annotated CNS transcriptome of the medicinal leech, Hirudo verbana: De novo sequencing to characterize genes associated with nervous system activity. PLoS ONE 13: e0201206. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201206