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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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Behind the Science: Through the Rapids with Chinook Salmon Run-timing Genetics

About the Blog Author: Dr. Tasha Thompson is a conservation geneticist and post-doctoral research associate at Michigan State University in the lab of Dr. Mariah Meek. She works on the genetic and evolutionary basis of adaptive variation in Pacific salmon and applications for conservation. [Note: The following recounts my personal experiences working on salmon run-timing genetics […]

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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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Behind the Science: Bringing a study of genetic adaptation in highland hummingbirds to print

  About the Author: Marisa Lim is a bioinformatics training postdoctoral scholar at the University of California at Davis. Her past research has covered a range of topics from conservation genetics and high-elevation adaptation to species identification tool optimization. Read more on her website! She currently thinks about how to improve computational biology training for researchers […]

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