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Hybridization shapes the evolution of sex

**This post is a part of the series on the 2019 AGA Presidential Symposium – Sex and Asex: the genetics of complex life cycles**     About the Author: Taylor Williams wrote this post as a part of Dr. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield’s Ecological Genetics course taken as a special topics course at the College of Charleston. […]

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Mayflies and the origin of parthenogenesis

**This post is a part of the series on the 2019 AGA Presidential Symposium – Sex and Asex: the genetics of complex life cycles**     About the author: Frank Stearns is an Adjunct Professor teaching Genetics and a writing course on Science Communication. He is interested in adaptation and speciation genetics and in the history […]

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NOT Seeing Double: The Gecko Epiphany

About the author: Christel Whitehead wrote this post as a project for Dr. Stacy Krueger-Hadfield’s Fundamentals of Scientific Investigation course at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Christel earned a BS in Zoology and a MS in Biology from Auburn University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Biology Education Research in the lab of Dr. Peggy Biga […]

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Marching beetles – dispersal and epistasis

  About the author: FRANK STEARNS is an Adjunct Professor teaching Genetics and a writing course on Science Communication. He is interested in adaptation and speciation genetics and in the history of biology. He recently finished a postdoc at Johns Hopkins University and he runs a Facebook page (Darwin’s Bulldog) that shares evolution news.     […]

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Bridging the conservation genetics gap to save Britain’s last wild-living felid

About the author: Dr Helen Taylor is a conservation geneticist who studied for her PhD in New Zealand, working on inbreeding in little spotted kiwi. She went on to undertake postdoctoral research on inbreeding and male fertility in passerines and, at that point, became interested in the integration of genetics into conservation management. After eight years […]

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Quest for the wing-dimorphism locus in carabids

  About the author: Zoë De Corte (she/her/they/them) has a strong passion for evolution, genomics and bioinformatics. They are a PhD candidate in the lab of Prof. Frederik Hendrickx (University of Ghent & Royal Natural history Museum, Brussels, Belgium) and Prof. Jennifer Brisson (University of Rochester, NY, US). In 2019-2020 they obtained a Fulbright grant and […]

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This is their year! 2020 findings shed new light on sex chromosome evolution in skinks and their close relatives

Brendan J. Pinto (he/him) received a PhD in August (2020) in the Gamble Lab. Currently he is a research associate of zoology at the Milwaukee Public Museum and a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Texas at Austin in the Kirkpatrick Lab where they aim, among many other things, to disentangle the selective forces […]

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