Monthly Archives: November 2013


Nichole Bennett visiting Mikheyev Unit

Nichole Bennett is a Ph.D. candidate and National Science Graduate Research Fellow in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at The University of Texas at Austin, where she studies climate change impacts by investigating local adaptation and thermal biology in a butterfly-plant system. She will be working with the Mikheyev Unit for six months to look at genome-wide [...]

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home-made rack

Goodbye Invitrogen ripoff product

With the help of Ken Meacham of the Bandi Unit, we have successfully used some magnets to inexpensively 3D print our own magnetic stands based on this design and some inexpensive magnets. They look like cheap imitations, but just as well, if not better, and cost orders of magnitude less (last I checked the commercial stand [...]


Host-associated genomic differentiation paper recommended by F1000

It was a long, hard road, but our paper is getting some recognition! F1000′s Dr. Ian Wang writes that “this finding highlights the importance of considering multiple factors, including dispersal, population sizes, spatial variation in ecologically-important traits, and population histories, for understanding how ecological adaptation contributes to patterns of differentiation throughout the genome.” I hope [...]