Boahemaa Adu-Oppong

Boahemaa Adu-Oppong is a recent graduate of Rice University where she spent almost four years working as a research assistant in the Strassmann/Queller lab. She worked with Chandra Jack (recent PhD graduate) on the cost and benefits of migration in Dictyostelium discoideum and D. purpureum. She graduated with a BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and received the Julian Huxley award. At Wash U., she is working for a year before graduate school, concentrating on the tripartite interactions between Dictyostelium, bacteria, and predatory nematodes. She also teaches new undergraduates in the group and generally keeps things running smoothly. Find her as the only woman on the soccer field with physics grad students.

Publications

Buttery, Neil J., Jack, Chandra N., Adu-Oppong, Boahemaa, Snyder, Kate T., Thompson, Chris R.L., Queller, David C., Strassmann, Joan E. 2012. Structured Growth and Genetic Drift Raise Relatedness in the Social Amoeba D. discoideum. Biology Letters

Cost of movement in the multicellular stage of Dictyostelium discoideum and D. purpureum. Chandra Jack, Boahemaa Adu-Oppong, Michael Powers, Joan Strassmann, and David C. Queller. 2011. Ethology, Ecology, and Evolution, 23:358-367