Ben’s hybrid speciation paper out in Evolution

Cheers to Ben Goulet-Scott and co-author Austin Garner for their new paper out in Evolution, a cautionary tale of how morphological intermediacy isn’t always a reliable indicator of hybrid origin. Check it out here!

Grace passes quals!

Congratulations to Grace Burgin for rocking her qualifying exam and becoming a PhD candidate!

Grace receives NSF GRFP Honorable Mention

Congrats to second-year grad student Grace Burgin, who has earned an Honorable Mention from the highly selective NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program!

Meghan’s paper out in Plant, Cell & Environment

Congrats to Hopkins lab alum Meghan Blumstein on her new paper in Plant, Cell & Environment, which looks at plasticity and variation of carbohydrate stores in Populus. Check it out here!

Meghan defends!

Congratulations to Meghan Blumstein for her successful thesis defense on August 6th, 2020, entitled “The plastic and adaptive potential of sugar storage in temperate trees under climate change”. Meghan has been awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship (Plant Genome Initiative) and will be heading to MIT to work with David Des Marais on her project, “Untangling the environmental and genetic drivers of phenological timing in red oak (Quercus rubra) to improve climate predictions”. Great work, Meghan, and congratulations!

Robin Receives Graduate Mentoring Award

Robin has received the Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award! Recognizing only a small number of Harvard professors each year, the award honors faculty members who offer outstanding support and encouragement while promoting the career and personal development of their mentees. Awards are based solely upon the nominations of graduate students. Congrats, Robin!

Samridhi publishes in Nature Communications

Congrats to postdoc Samridhi Chaturvedi for her new publication in Nature Communications! The paper, “Recent hybrids recapitulate ancient hybrid outcomes” is based on work with Lycaeides butterflies that Samridhi completed as part of her PhD in Zachariah Gompert’s lab at Utah State University.

Meghan publishes in Current Biology

Congratulations to Meghan Blumstein for a very cool new paper characterizing adaptive potential in Populus, out now in Current Biology. Read it here.

Bridget earns an NSF GFRP Honorable Mention

Congrats to Bridget Bickner for being recognized with an honorable mention from the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program!

Sevan’s paper out in American Journal of Botany

Congratulations to former post-doc Sevan Suni on her new paper, which looks at how water limitation affects plant-pollinator interactions. Read it here!