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.

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!

Robin gets promoted

A big congratulations to Robin, who has been promoted to Associate Professor!

Charlie Hale joins the lab

The lab keeps on expanding! Charlie, our newest member, joins as a research assistant.

Another new postdoc, Antonio!

We’re thrilled to welcome another new postdoc to the lab, Dr. Antonio Serrato-Capuchina. Antonio joins the Hopkins Lab after completing his PhD in Prof. Daniel Matute’s lab at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he studied the role of transposable elements in speciation.

Welcome back, Bridget!

Bridget Bickner joins the lab as an OEB graduate student. Bridget previously worked in the Hopkins Lab as a DaRin Butz Foundation research intern in the summer of 2018, and we’re very excited to have her back!

Matt is off to grad school!

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.

Welcome new postdoc, Sam!

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!

Franchesco and Shayla graduate

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.