The following students will be presenting dissertation defenses, or proposal defenses, in Spring Quarter 2020. Please look for emails to the clusterall listserv for specific information on joining students' presentations via Zoom.
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We are pleased to recognize Joe Thorton, who was one of the winners of the 2019 Friend of Darwin award, presented by the National Center for Science Education. Joe received this honor because of his important and influential research on the evolution of genes and the proteins they code for. Please congratulate Joe for this achievement, when you have a moment!
As a condition of our membership in the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science, the Biological Sciences Division of the University of Chicago has committed to presenting data in a consistent format across member institutions, enabling transparent assessment of graduate and postdoctoral training, as well as career outcomes.
Adult male Andinobates victimatus, a recently poison frog species from Northwestern Colombia
Graduate student Roberto Márquez, together with a team of Colombian biologists have recently published the description of a new species of poison frog in the genus Andinobates. Using a combination of genetic, morphological, and bioacoustic approaches, the authors found compelling evidence that this species is indeed a separately-evolving lineage from other Andinobates.
In an ecological community with random interactions, a large number of species is likely to coexist.
Carlos A. Serván leads a paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution to answer this question