Red Siskin Initiative in the news

Our international collaboration to save Red Siskins got some press yesterday! Read on below to learn about how we are conserving siskin habitat through Bird Friendly coffee farms.

English:
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/11/01/world/americas/ap-lt-venezuela-rare-bird-rescue.html

Spanish:
https://apnews.com/d3dabf29671a4cd581c9f53b735d1cd8

Read more about the Red Siskin Initiative here:
http://www.redsiskin.org/

Read more about Bird Friendly Coffee here:
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/migratory-birds/bird-friendly-coffee

Welcome, Shauna!

The Braun Lab welcomes its newest member, Shauna Rasband. Shauna is a PhD student at the University of Maryland – College Park. She got her Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and comes to us most recently from the Smithsonian Center for Conservation and Sustainability. Read more about Shauna’s research on the People page.

October PhyloPizza

Our October PhyloPizza event will take place on Tuesday, October 9th, at 5:30pm in the Vertebrate Zoology Seminar Room (WG-33). Dr. Lily Hughes will give a talk entitled “Tackling ‘Data Error’ in Phylogenomics with a Case Study in Fishes.” Join us!

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April Phylopizza

Our April PhyloPizza event will take place on Tuesday, April 10, at 5:30pm in the Vertebrate Zoology Seminar Room (WG-33). Dr. Ben Busby will give a talk entitled “NCBI Resources for Next-generation Phylogenetic Analysis.” Join us!

Welcome, Kevin!

The Braun Lab welcomes its new member, Kevin Bennett. Kevin is a PhD student at the University of Maryland – College Park. He comes to us from his Master’s program at Fordham University in New York. Read more about Kevin’s research on the People page.

Congratulations Dr. White!

Congratulations to Noor White, who successfully defended her PhD a the University of Maryland last week. Noor has received a three-year postdoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation, and will be moving to the National Institutes of Health to continue her research in the molecular basis of evolution of vision.

June PhyloPizza

Our June PhyloPizza event will take place on Tuesday, June 13, at 5:30pm in the Vertebrate Zoology Seminar Room (WG-33). Dr. Alexandra Mushegian will give a talk entitled “Transmission modes of beneficial microbiota of Daphnia magna.” Join us!

May PhyloPizza

Our May PhyloPizza event will take place on Tuesday, May 9, at 5:30pm in the Vertebrate Zoology Seminar Room (WG-33). Dr. Philip Johnson will give a talk entitled “Mutation Rate Variation over Evolutionary Time and Genomic Space.” Join us!

April PhyloPizza

Our April PhyloPizza event will take place on Tuesday, April 11, at 5:30pm in the Vertebrate Zoology Seminar Room (WG-33). Dr. Arlin Stoltzfus will give a talk entitled “The Phylotastic! Project: Fast and convenient access to the Tree of Life.” Join us!