Craig and other Kulathinal lab members present their work utilizing high-performance computing (HPC) at the Computational Resources on Owlsnest Symposium.
Craig and fellow Ph.D. candidate Sam Georgian along with Masters student Carlee Cunningham join the professors of the Temple Department of Biology at Meet the Profs Night hosted by the Temple undergraduate Biology Society to discuss undergraduate research opportunities within Temple Biology. The graduate student representatives discussed graduate school opportunities, why they chose graduate school over other options, reasons for choosing a specific graduate school and program, and the graduate school application process.
Craig joins the Department of Biology for their annual retreat to Camp Ockanickon in Medford, NJ. Craig and fellow graduate student were able to combine outdoor adventures with informal poster presentations aimed at allowing students and faculty to learn more about the research going on within Temple Biology.
Craig provides opening slides at the interdisciplinary seminar entitled BIG Data in the Social Sciences co-hosted by the departments of Management Information Systems (Fox School of Business) and Biology. Over 50 students and researchers attended this seminar from schools including Tourism, Library Sciences, Law, Anthropology, Business, and Science and Technology. Craig discussed the emergence of BIG data in the social sciences and the need for new training methods. Craig also introduced new open-source training modules for BIG Data created this past summer while training NSF REU students in the Kulathinal lab and Yoo lab.
Craig and the Biology Graduate Student Society (BGSS) host an interdepartmental quizzo at night at the faculty and graduate student lounge on Temple’s campus. Started by the BGSS in 2013, interdepartmental quizzo night each month has become a place where graduate students can relax, share their research with students from other departments, and enjoy friendly competition. The event marked the largest turn out yet, with over 85 people representing 8 different graduate programs.
Craig travels to the annual meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Craig presented his work on Lineage-specific adaptation in pre-copulatory reproductive barriers.
In collaboration with the College of Science and Technology, Department of Biology, and the Kulathinal Lab, Craig hosted an afternoon workshop for 30 9th grade biology students from Central High School in Philadelphia. Students were able to interact with a diverse group of graduate and undergraduate students while rotating through workstations in programming, graphing, high-throughput ethomics, phenotypic diversity.
Craig is awarded the National Science Foundation’s Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for his proposal entitled Functional behavioral analysis of positively selected genes in Drosophila.
Craig begins working as a National Science Foundation GK-12 fellow teaching 9th grade biology students at Central High School in Philadelphia.