Congratulations to . . . - senior undergrad Elaine Hu for winning the Distinction in Research Award for her role in our recent paper in Evolution highlighting the importance of cascading reproductive barriers in speciation. - senior grad student Linyi [...]
The Egan lab and collaborators will be presenting talks, posters, and co-organizing a symposium titled "Genomics of adaptation: Linking the next generation of genome-wide analysis to understand and manage complex traits". Individual presentations Immigrant inviability promotes reproductive isolation among host-associated populations [...]
The red-shouldered soapberry bug (Jadera haematoloma) is a textbook example of rapid adaptive change in the last ~60 years. Soapberry bugs feed on seeds of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae) by piercing the surrounding seedpod with its beak-like mouthparts. Historically, they [...]
Matt recently received the Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research from the American Philosophical Society AND the 2017 Joe Davies Prize for Outstanding Service as a Teaching Assistant in our department! Way to go Matt!!
In 1971, NASA launched Apollo 14, the third mission to land astronauts on the moon. During that mission, NASA Astronaut Stuart Roosa conducted experiments from the orbiting command module Kitty Hawk while Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell walked about the lunar surface. Each [...]
Three undergraduates in the Egan lab presented their work across campus this week as the semester winds down. Isaac Caroo and Mandy Weaver presented work on measuring the shape and strength of selection in nature at the 2017 Rice Undergraduate [...]
Our group published a pair of papers on a new species of parasitoid wasp that can manipulate the behavior of its host for its own benefit. Photograph by Andrew Forbes, University of Iowa Weinersmith, K.L., S.M. Liu, A.A. Forbes, & S.P. [...]
Our lab went on a nature hike across campus this week searching for Bassettia crypt galls on the live oaks (Q. virginiana) and water oak (Q. nigra) for new experiments. During our work, we ran into Melissa Kean, the Centennial [...]