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.
Congratulations to Austin on the publication of his review, Genomic signatures of reinforcement, in the journal Genes. Find the paper here.
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.
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.
Welcome to Matt Farnitano, who joins the lab as a research technician.
Adrian Hopkins Desmarais is the lab’s newest member!
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