Academy Alumni Published in Scientific Journals

While the excitement never wears off, news of GMGI staff being published is something we’ve grown used to hearing.  But earlier this month we celebrated two publications for different reasons.   TWO Academy graduates have received co-authorship on papers published in major scientific journals.

Evan Drake (’18) was a co-author on the journal article Impact of intestinal parasites on microbiota and cobalamin gene sequences: a pilot study” published in Parasites & Vectors, for his contribution of next gen sequencing and bioinformatic analytics of samples.

Travis Clark (’19) used next gen sequencing and bioinformatics to determine how parasites in worms are affected by varying amounts of antibiotics, and received co-authorship on the paper “The endosymbiont Wolbachia rebounds following antibiotic treatment”, which has been accepted by the journal PLOS Patogens.

Both Evan and Travis conducted their work at New England BioLabs under the guidance of Dr. Barton Slatko.

This is a remarkable achievement for these graduates, and we are incredibly proud of them and where they’ve been able to take their skillset.  We look forward to more news like this in the future from our promising students. Way to go Evan and Travis!