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Eco Evo Lab

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2016

Jobs at the Ecology and Evolution Unit

We’re hiring! There are two different postdoc jobs available, one for a molecular wizard to expanding our historical sample analysis capabilities, and anothe...

2015

Evolution of sex determination in ants

An important limitation in many social insect species is that they can’t be bred in the lab. Many ants are romantics at heart, and require just the right set...

T5 lab now a PeerJ pre-print

Last fall our intern Jigyasa Arora and I developed a teaching module that uses experimental evolution and next-generation sequencing to teach lab skills and ...

Dorothy gets A+ for her thesis

Our last spring’s intern Dorothy Immaculate has graduated from university, and received an A+ for the thesis that she did in our lab. Excellnt job Dorothy, a...

Collecting bees in Arizona

Over the past couple of years we’ve been looking at how populations of European honeybees (Apis mellifera) evolve in response to emergent diseases, focusing ...

Males are here to stay!

There is a wide variety of reproductive strategies in the world, and how and why organisms a reproductive strategy remains a mystery. Our former postdoc Misa...

Evolution of division of labor

Ant worker traits are remarkable in that they evolve despite the fact that the workers themselves do not reproduce. As a part of our ongong collaboration wit...

2014

It belongs in a museum!

Over lunch during one of his visits to OIST, my former boss Sydney Brenner suggested that I try a ribo-tailing technique for attaching adaptors to short DNA ...

OIST-NTU Invasive Ant Symposium

NTU Group Visit We were the proud hosts of Dr. Scotty Yang’s research group and his colleagues from Taiwan National University. His research group spec...

Shikha Visits Mikheyev Unit

I am from Delhi, the capital city of  India. Born and brought up in the second most crowded metropolis city in India, I always yearned to be close to nature...

2013

Habu study press release by OIST!

If you want to read the take home message of the habu study without wading through the paper, the kind folks at OIST’s Communications have drawn up a handy p...

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,...

Goodbye Invitrogen ripoff product

With the help of Ken Meacham of the [Bandi Unit][1], we have successfully used some magnets to inexpensively 3D print our own magnetic stands based on [this ...