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.
About Robin Hopkins
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Robin Hopkins contributed a whooping 21 entries.
Entries by Robin Hopkins
Welcome to Matt Farnitano, who joins the lab as a research technician.
Roda, Federico, Fábio K. Mendes, Matthew W. Hahn, and Robin Hopkins. 2017. Genomic evidence of gene flow during reinforcement in Texas Phlox. Molecular Ecology 26: 2317-2330. [PDF]
Goulet, Benjamin E., Federico Roda, and Robin Hopkins. 2017. Hybridization in plants: old ideas, new techniques. Plant Physiology 173: 65-78. [PDF]
Adrian Hopkins Desmarais is the lab’s newest member!
Callin Switzer successfully defended his thesis, “Bee pollination biology: buzzing, behavior, and biomechanics”! He is the Arboretum’s first PhD candidate to defend his dissertation.
Sevan Suni accepted a position at the University of San Francisco, in San Francisco CA. She will join the biology department as a tenure track assistant professor in January 2018. She is looking forward to teaching courses in field ecology and evolution, and to continuing research on the evolutionary ecology of plants and their pollinators.
Ben received honorable mention for his NSF GRFP proposal to study hybrid speciation in Phlox
Ben successfully defended his dissertation proposal on a putative case of homoploid hybrid speciation in the Phlox pilosa complex.
Transcriptome sequences reveal the history of introgression between sympatric Phlox drummondii and P. cuspidata. [Roda et al. 2017]
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