Ben passed his qualifying exam!

Ben successfully defended his dissertation proposal on a putative case of homoploid hybrid speciation in the Phlox pilosa complex.

Federico and Robin’s paper out in Molecular Ecology

Transcriptome sequences reveal the history of introgression between sympatric Phlox drummondii and P. cuspidata. [Roda et al. 2017]

Robin and Federico receive a Dean’s Competitive Fund award

Robin and Federico get a Dean’s Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship award for continuing their work on self-incompatiblity and heterospecific incompatibility.

Ben, Federico, and Robin’s review in Plant Physiology is out

As part of Plant Physiology‘s focus issue on flowering and reproduction, we review what is known about hybridization and its consequences in plants, from before Darwin to future directions. [Goulet et al. 2017]

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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