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Conservation genetics training in a virtual world: a reflection on ConGen 2021

About the blog authors: Annie Guillaume is a PhD candidate working in the Laboratory of Geographic Information Systems (LASIG) at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. She is interested in using genomic data to pursue conservation outcomes. During her PhD with Dr Stéphane Joost, she is using species distribution models and landscape genomic […]

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Behind the Science: Porifera genomics, the trickiness of an early emerging taxon

  About the blog author: Yvain Desplat graduated with Master of Science from Nova Southeastern University in Florida (August, 2020). His thesis work focused on characterizing gene responses after oil and dispersant exposure in marine sponges (Cinachyrella spp.) to establish the genus Cinachyrella as a bioindicator in the face of environmental challenges. He currently works […]

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EECG Extension: The little plant that could – does epigenetics explain how a freshwater plant lives a salty life?

About the blog author: Anna O’Brien is joining the faculty Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire in March 2022, but is currently a Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB). Anna works in the labs of Profs Megan Frederickson (EEB), Chelsea Rochman (EEB), […]

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EECG Epilogue: Schistocephalus solidus as a puppet master – Can this parasite manipulate the behavior of its threespine stickleback host?

About the Blog Author: Chloé Berger is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of integrative and systems biology at Laval University, Québec Canada. She is interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying biodiversity and adaptations of organisms in their environments. During her PhD with Nadia Aubin-Horth, she worked on host behavior manipulation and used molecular/functional approaches […]

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Living Rainbows: Exploring the Genetics of Coloration in Birds

  About the Blog Author: Brinkley Thornton is a current accelerated bachelor’s to master’s student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and will become a full time masters student in the Summer of 2022. She currently works in the Krueger-Hadfield Evolutionary Ecology Lab. Her research interests include population genetics and plant ecology and evolutionary biology. […]

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Symposium Snippets: Ms. Mason Goes to Snowbird: An Undergraduate’s First Symposium

    About the Blog Author: Noelle Mason is an undergraduate at Colorado State University studying biology and conservation. She works with Dr. Kristen Ruegg’s lab researching relative telomere length in migratory yellow warblers. Noelle can be found on Twitter and Instagram.       The American Genetics Association President’s Symposium this year focused on Conservation […]

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A ‘Cen-sational’ Post

  About the Blog Author: Stacy Krueger-Hadfield is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her lab investigates the evolutionary ecology of sex. Lab members can be found in the sea, in streams, or in the snow. When she’s not out in the field or pinning algae […]

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