Entries by Robin Hopkins

Dr. Robin Hopkins wins science teaching award

Dr. Robin Hopkins received the 2018 Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching! This award is given to teachers of introductory courses who “inspire students, instill in them a passion for science, and effectively communicate complex ideas.” Congratulations Robin!

2018 Field work season!

Graduate students Ben Goulet and Austin Garner, along with research technician Matt Farnitano, have been hard at work planting and collecting Phlox species in Tennessee, Kentucky, and the Midwest.

DaRin Butz Interns

Welcome to Bridget Bickner and Derek Schneider, who will be working in the Hopkins lab this summer as part of the Arnold Arboretum’s DaRin Butz Foundation Research Internship Program. Bridget is an undergraduate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Derek is an undergraduate at Amherst College. Bridget will be studying the source of flower color […]

Ben Goulet receives Rosemary Grant Award

Congratulations to Ben Goulet, who has received a 2018 Graduate Research Excellence Grant, the Rosemary Grant Advanced Award, from the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE). This award is meant to help Ph.D. candidates expand the scope of their research projects. You can read more about the award here.

Explosive Pollen paper is published!

Congratulations to Dr. Callin Switzer on the publication in The American Naturalist of his paper on explosive pollen dispersal in mountain laurels! You can read about the study in the Harvard Gazette here, or find the original publication here.

Tatiana joins the lab!

We are excited to welcome Tatiana Ruiz Bedoya to the lab! Tatiana is here for six months as part of the Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology (MEME), an institutional partnership between Uppsala University in Sweden, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat in Munich, and Harvard. She will be studying the mutational source of flower color differences in Phlox drummondii.

Shayla wins E. Arthur Bell Prize

Congratulations to Shayla for winning the E. Arthur Bell Prize for significant achievement as a student in the study of the nonprotein amino acid BMAA for her poster “Assessing the potential for bacterial degradation of BMAA in the guts of cycad-feeding insects” at the 2017 International BMAA Conference in Salt Lake City.