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.

Sevan Suni joins the lab

Sevan Suni joins the lab. Sevan joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow and will be investigating the genetics of reinforcement and the role of hybridization in adaptive introgression.

Current Biology paper is out.

Current Biology paper, Hopkins&Rausher_2014. Fun write up in the Harvard Gazette and thanks Daniel Matute and Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos for the great Dispatch in Current Biology.

Lab baby is born.

Welcome to the world Riley Hopkins Desmarais!

Federico Roda joins the lab

As a postdoc in the lab, Federico will be investigating the genomic signatures of reinforcement and the evolution of self-incompatibility.

Robin’s paper in The American Naturalist is out

We used common garden field experiments and pollinator observation experiments to measure selection on flower color variation. [Hopkins & Rausher 2014]