Hopkins lab featured on Science IRL

Heather and Robin’s work on pollinator behavior is the focus of the latest episode of Science IRL. Science IRL is a YouTube series hosted by Molly Edwards, a graduate student in Harvard OEB, that shows what life as a researcher is really like by featuring the work of scientists from around the country. Check it out!

One more lab baby!

Shayla’s baby, Laurel, is born! The lab is full of children!

Another baby in the lab!

Heather’s baby, Larrea, is born on New Year’s Eve!

Shayla passed her Qualifying Exam!

Shayla did a great job defending her thesis proposal on cycads and their weevil pollinators. This will be an awesome dissertation.

Ben Goulet will join the lab

We are so thrilled that Ben will be joining the lab this fall as a graduate student in OEB.

Field season begins in Texas

Stuart drove lots of little Phlox to Texas! It was quite an operation but the plants were happy for their long road trip.

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Stuart had a bit of an adventure along the way – he saw a BEAR!

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Congratulations Chris Chen on being accepted into PRISE

Chris Chen has been awarded a PRISE fellowship to work in the lab this summer. He will be studying the strength of reproductive isolating barriers in the Texas Phlox.

Stuart Graham visits the lab

Stuart Graham is getting his masters through the Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Evolutionary Biology. He is visiting our lab for six months to conduct research on pollinator behavior. He’ll be leading the field expedition to Texas this year.

Hopkins Lab awarded a Milton Fund Grant

The Hopkins Lab was awarded a Milton Fund grant. This award will support our work investigating how and why butterflies are behaving the way they do while foraging on Phlox. We will be investigating if pollinators learn and how this learning influences pollen movement and speciation in Phlox.

Graduate student Shayla Salzman joins the lab

Shayla will be studying interactions between Cycads and their pollinators.