Franchesco and Shayla graduate

Congratulations to (former) graduate students Franchesco and Shayla on graduating! Shayla will start a postdoc at Cornell with Dr. Chelsea Specht and Dr. Rob Raguso, and Franchesco is off to start a faculty position at Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia.

Emma joins as DaRin Butz summer intern

Emma O’Donnell joins the lab this summer through the DaRin Butz Foundation program at the Arnold Arboretum. She will be working with Austin on characterizing reproductive barriers between sympatric Phlox species.

Robin receives NSF grant!

Robin is awarded a grant to study pollen-pistil interaction in Phlox through the NSF Plant Biotic Interactions program.

G4 symposium

The 4th year graduate students in OEB presented their research to the department. Ben talked about his reciprocal transplant experiment testing the potential role of local adaptation in Phlox speciation.