Sebastian Heilpern studies traditional fishing techniques in Amazonia
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A new paper by Daniel Hooper investigates chromosome inversions in finches: Daniel M. Hooper and Trevor Price “Rates of karyotypic evolution in Estrildid finches differ between island and continental clades” Evolution 69(4):890-903 (2015). This article was evaluated for Faculty of 1000 by Norman Johnson Genomic divergence occurs not only from changes in DNA sequence, but also […]
Natasha Bloch (recent graduate from Trevor Price’s lab) studies the evolution of color vision in birds. She found that in species of New World warblers, the expression of one of the opsins (the color receptors) in females is strongly connected to the sexual dimorphism. Her findings have been recently published in the Proceedings of the […]
Our brand new field station is featured in the New York Times, including a beautiful picture gallery. Here’s the article. Be sure to check out the picture gallery!
Our Alumnus Jake Byrnes (EE, who graduated from the Li lab in 2008, now working for ancestry.com) is featured in the Huffington Post, in an article on finding your biological parents through DNA analysis. You can read the article here.
Daniel Hooper (Price Lab) on his recent paper on the diversification of songbirds Trevor D. Price, Daniel M. Hooper, et al. Niche filling slows the diversification of Himalayan songbirds. Nature 509,222–225 As a group, the songbirds contain nearly half the world’s bird species. More than 460 songbird species can be found in the Himalayas and about 360 […]
Daniela Palmer (Kronforst Lab) uncovers the genetics of mimicry in Swallowtail butterflies. K. Kunte, W. Zhang, A. Tenger-Trolander, D.H. Palmer, A. Martin, R.D. Reed, S.P. Mullen, and M.R. Kronforst. doublesex is a mimicry supergene Nature 507:229-232 (2014). Mimicry is a common defensive tactic used by various organisms to evade predation. This adaptation […]
Sebastian Heilpern, a graduate student in Tim Wootton’s lab was followed by a Nat Geo contributor, who chronicled his untraditional efforts to use traditional methods and catch fish in an Amazonian River. You can read the blog post here.
Our recent graduate Sophie McCoy (now at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK) is featured in a New York Times article on climate change. You can see the article here (scroll down to Coral Algae).
Simon Lax, of Jack Gilbert and Cathy Pfister Lab, publishes a new study in Science on the microbiome of… your home. Lax, Simon, et al., and Jack A. Gilbert. “Longitudinal analysis of microbial interaction between humans and the indoor environment.” Science 345.6200 (2014): 1048-1052 In the developed world, the majority of people spend […]
Our alumni are working in all areas of science and society, but few can boast having worked with rock-stars (…not of the scientific kind)! But that’s exactly what Nathaniel Pearson (EE 2006 graduate) can do: