Investigating how physiologies & genomes evolve

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11/2014 ~ Kristi is elected to serve on SSE council 2015-2017!

10/2014 ~ Justin passes his first set of prelim exams with flying colors. We celebrated at Ploughshare.


The lab welcomes postdocs Dr. Omera Matoo from UNCC and Dr. Katherine O'Brien from U Penn!!

Kristi travels solo with Imogen to the APS Comparative Physiology meetings to speak in a symposium on Genomic Approaches in Comparative Physiology, organized by Doug Crawford. Imogen gets her toes in the Pacific for the first time!

BIG NEWS ~ Colin and Kristi have joined the faculty in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska. Kristi moved the lab and was promoted to Associate Professor in August 2014. Cole came, too!!

05/2014 ~ Times they are a changin...

au revoir


Dr. Luke Hoekstra successfully defended his Ph.D., and is now on his way to Ames, IA where he will be working with Fred Janzen. Congrats!

Dr. Brandon Cooper successfully defended his Ph.D., and will soon be heading to Davis, CA. Brandon will be working with Michael Turelli on the coevolution of Wolbachia-Drosophila associations. Congrats!

Dr. Brent Lockwood moves to Burlington to set up his own Environmental Physiology lab as an Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont. Congrats!

Undergraduate Cole Julick graduated and will be moving to Lincoln, NE to continue his work with Kristi. Great work, Cole!

Great friends assembled at Function Brewing to celebrate!


04/2014 ~ Signe White will soon be leaving the lab to start graduate school at Emory University. Signe is generally interested in the evolution and ecology of infectious disease—we are excited to see her research develop in the coming years. Congrats, Signe!

02/2014 ~ Brandon got word his DDIG will be funded by the NSF. Congrats!

Brent has accepted a tenure track position at the University of Vermont. Congrats Brent!

01/2014 ~ Kristi is a featured presenter at the Iowa City Darwin Day!

Brandon and Kristi have a paper accepted at Functional Ecology. Congrats!

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