Adjunct Professor and research advisor Dr. Matthew Tucker is a co-author on a paper that was just published in the Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology titled, Evaluation of cytosine DNA methylation of the Biomphalaria glabrata at shock protein 70 locus after biological and physiological stresses. In this study, the researchers measured DNA methylation levels of the heat shock 70 protein in the snail Biomphalaria glabrata, which is a host for the parasitic flatworm Schistosoma mansoni. The study found changes in methylation levels which may have implications for the transmission of this parasitic disease. You can find the full paper here