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 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!

Braun lab makes the cover of JEB!

Congratulations to Braun Lab alum Dr. Sarah Kingston! Recent publication of her dissertation work earned the cover of the Journal of Evolutionary Biology. You can find the paper here.

The image is a photograph of a collared towhee, Pipilo ocai, on Nevado de Colima, Jalisco, Mexico.
This population of birds is part of a hybrid complex stretching across Mexico. (Photo credit: Sarah E. Kingston)

New Ornithología Neotropical publication!

Check out a recently published article from the Braun Lab led by PhD candidate Noor White, “A Multi-Gene Estimate of Higher-Level Phylogenetic Relationships among Nightjars (Aves: Caprimulgidae).” The paper was published in Ornithología Neotropical and is available here. Congrats, Noor!