March 3, 2019
The Kukekova lab is in the running for a grant from PacBio to receive long read DNA sequencing of our foxes. The grant submission was in the form of a short video and the winner will be decided on by public vote. You can go to the PacBio website to vote!
April 19, 2018
Hurray to Estelle Bastounes, Grace Lee, and Jeremy Stutchman! They made excellent poster presentations of their projects at the UIUC Undergraduate Research Symposium!
April 14, 2018
Congratulations to Jeremy Stutchman who is the recipient of the Warren K. Wessel Award!
March 13, 2018
Congratulations to Halie Rando on highly successful Prelim Exam!!!
March 9, 2018
Thanks to Grace Lee for excellent poster presentation of her undergraduate research project at Explore ACES!
February 28, 2018
Congratulations to Ali Ford who successfully presented her master project at 3rd Annual Meeting in Conservation Genetics in Vienna!
October 18, 2017
Congratulations to Halie Rando who successfully passed Qualification Exam in Informatics!
July 25, 2017
Congratulations to Jennifer Johnson who successfully defended her Master thesis in Bioinformatics in Animal Sciences on July 25th! Time to celebrate Jen’s achievements!
July 7, 2017
Congratulations to Jessica Hekman who successfully defended her PhD thessis on July 7th! Hurray! Well done!
April 27, 2017
Jeremy Stutchman and Omar Shennib presented their projects at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Well done!
January 25, 2017
Congratulations to Jeremy Stutchman who was accepted to the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at Mayo Clinic!
April 21, 2016
Naomi Won and Jeremy Stutchman presented their projects at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Great work!
February 13, 2016
Congratulations to PhD student Halie Rando whose talk received a student award at the 18th Annual Graduate Student Symposium!
July 14, 2015
Congratulations to Halie Rando with completion of all requirements for the Master in Bioinformatics Program at the Department of Animal Sciences and successful defense of her Master Thesis!
May 27, 2014
Lab trip to Wolf Park, Battle Ground, Indiana
May 24, 2014
Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL
May 12, 2014
The 16th Annual Genes, Brain, & Behavior Meeting, Chicago, IL
April 2, 2014
Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Seminar, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
November 8, 2014
Fall 2013 Davidson Lecture, Department of Biology, Baylor University, Waco, TX
November 5, 2014
Institute of Genomic Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
September 25, 2013
7th International Conference on Advances in Canine and Feline Genomics and Inherited Diseases, Cambridge, MA
October 2013: National Geographic
Dr. Kukekova was recently interviewed for an article about “What Does the Fox Say.” Click here to read it.
August 2013: Fox Talk by L.E. Carmichael
The Fox Project is the topic of a children’s book, Fox Talk by L.E. Carmichael. In it, Dr. Kukekova offers some insight into the foxes’ communicative behavior.
November 2010: Nova
The Nova documentary “Dogs Decoded” features Dr. Anna Kukekova discussing the domesticated silver fox population.