Lab News (only selected papers shown)
July 28, 2017
Bryan's paper about the independent gene trees assumption in phylogenomics was published in Molecular Ecology.
November 23, 2016
Bryan's phylogenomics book was published by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis!
The book is available in hardback and ebook formats. Also, powerpoint slides for all tables and figures are available to instructors from the CRC site.
November 23, 2016
Bryan's phylogenomics book was published by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis.
The book is available in hardback and ebook formats. Also, powerpoint slides for all tables and figures are available to instructors from the CRC site see "downloads/updates" here
September 1, 2016
Our paper on "in silico phylogenomics" was published in Genome Research. The software described in this paper was developed by Igor Costa for this masters thesis at UFRJ. Dr. Francisco Prosdocimi was Igor's co-advisor.
August 29, 2016
Presenting Dr. Piero Ruschi! Piero defended his Ph.D. dissertation on the evolutionary diversification of the Amazilia versicolor species complex, a group of hummingbirds endemic to Brazil! Dr. Marcos Raposo (left side) was Piero's co-advisor. Congratulations Piero!
Brazilian colleague Dr. Fábio Raposo (UNFESP) takes the lead on a letter to PNAS commenting on the "Atlantis Forest Hypothesis" by Leite et al. (PNAS, 2016).
January 29, 2016
Presenting Dr. Carla Quijada! Carla defended her dissertation on the evolutionary diversification of Characidium fishes in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforests. Dr. Paulo Buckup (third from left) was Carla's co-advisor. Congratulations Carla!
September 23, 2015
Igor Rodrigues da Costa defended his masters
thesis on the development of revolutionary new software that can generate ready-to-analyze phylogenomic datasets using complete genome data! Dr. Francisco Prosdocimi (right side) was Igor's co-advisor. Congratulations Igor!
Piero Ruschi travels to the USA to spend three
months as a visiting researcher in Dr. Jim McGuire's lab at U.C. Berkeley. In this photo you can see Piero discussing serious science with Jennings lab alumni Sean (right) and Andy (middle).
Andy Gottscho publishes his masters thesis from Humboldt State University in the journal Ecology and Evolution. Another author on this paper is Dr. Sharyn Marks (HSU) who was Andy's co-advisor. This study describes the historical demography of Mojave Fringe-toed Lizards, which are a species of conservation concern in California.
Sean Reilly and collaborators publish a study dealing with genetic diversity among populations of Black Salamanders in the Klamath Mountains in the journal Diversity. This study was a spin-off of Reilly's masters thesis work done at Humboldt State University.
Dr. Amy Vandergast (USGS) leads a study describing evolutionary hotspots in the Mojave Desert. This research was published in the journal Diversity.
Sean Reilly publishes his masters thesis from Humboldt State University in the journal Molecular Ecology. Another author on this paper is Dr. Sharyn Marks (HSU) who was Sean's co-advisor. This study was a multilocus-based phylogeographic study of the Black Salamanders species complex (Aneides flavipunctatus) in northwestern California.
Sean Reilly takes the lead on our "salamander CSI" paper, which was published in Herpetological Conservation and Biology. This project, which was undertaken at Humboldt State University, began when Justin Garwood discovered some unidentifiable salamander remains in the stomachs of the garter snakes he was studying in the Klamath Mountains of California. We used DNA-based methods to identify these mystery salamanders to species.
Luke Harmon (University of Idaho) was the lead on a large-scale collaborative study of adaptive radiation published in the journal Evolution.
older Lab News to come!