Congratulations to (former) lab tech Matt Farnitano, who is starting a PhD at University of Georgia with Dr. Andrea Sweigart. The lab has not imploded in his absence… yet.
About Robin Hopkins
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Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Robin Hopkins contributed a whooping 58 entries.
Dr. Samridhi Chaturvedi joins the lab as a postdoc. She just completed her PhD with Dr. Zach Gompert at Utah State University, where she studied the genomic basis of adaptation and speciation in Lycaeides butterflies. She will be sequencing the first Phlox genome!
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 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 is awarded a grant to study pollen-pistil interaction in Phlox through the NSF Plant Biotic Interactions program.
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.
Switzer, C.M., Russell, A.L., Papaj, D.R., Combes, S.A., Hopkins, R., 2019. Sonicating bees demonstrate flexible pollen extraction without instrumental learning. Current Zoology 65, 425–436. [PDF]
Robin, Austin, and Ben attend the Gordon Conference on Speciation in sunny Ventura, CA. Great meeting and great community!
Congratulations new PhD candidate, Austin Garner
Congratulations to Franchesco for his publication on climatic niche expansion in an autopolyploid! Read it here
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