December PhyloPizza

Our December PhyloPizza event will take place on Tuesday, December 13, at 5:30pm in the NMNH Executive Conference Room (ECR). Hannah Wood from the Department of Entomology (NMNH) will give a talk entitled “The Interplay between Morphology, Function and Biogeography in Palpimanoid Spiders.” Join us!

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October PhyloPizza

Our October PhyloPizza event will take place on Tuesday, October 11, at 5:30pm in the NMNH Executive Conference Room (ECR). Peter Wagner from the Department of Paleobiology (NMNH) will give a talk entitled “Integrating paleobiological theory and methods with fossilized-birth-death and tip-dating methods.” Join us!

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September PhyloPizza

We’re baaack!! The first PhyloPizza event of the 2016-17 season will take place on Tuesday, September 13, at 5:30pm in the NMNH Vertebrate Zoology Seminar Room (WG-33). Prosanta Chakrabarty of Louisiana State University will kick off our season with a talk entitled “What is the Future of Systematics?” Join us!

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The Braun Lab heads to Evolution!

The Braun Lab will be well represented at this year’s Evolution meeting in Austin, TX. Come see our presentations:

Noor White — “Progress in Resolving the Avian Tree of Life” during the Phylogenomics poster session, Saturday June 18th 5:45-7:45 PM.

HC Lim — “Comparative population genomics of bird species from Indo-Burma and Sundaland using UCE markers and historical DNA” during the Comparative Phylogeography I session, Monday June 20th 2:45-4:00 PM.

Andrew Gottscho — “Zoogeography of the San Andreas Fault system: Great Pacific Fracture Zones correspond with spatially concordant phylogeographic boundaries in western North America” during the Comparative Phylogeography II session, Tuesday June 21st 9:00-10:15 AM.

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June PhyloPizza

Our next PhyloPizza event will take place on Tuesday, June 14, at 5:30pm in the NMNH Executive Conference Room (ECR). Mark Simmons of Colorado State University will give a talk entitled “Theory vs. Implementation of Coalescence Methods Applied to Rooting the Angiosperms”. Join us!

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May PhyloPizza

Our next PhyloPizza event will take place on Tuesday, May 3, at 5:30pm in the NMNH Executive Conference Room (ECR). Hopi Hoekstra of Harvard University will give a talk entitled “From mice to molecules: genetics of adaptive coloration”. Join us!

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April PhyloPizza

Our next PhyloPizza event will take place on Tuesday, April 12, at 5:30pm in the NMNH Executive Conference Room (ECR). Emma Goldberg of the University of Minnesota will give a talk entitled “Macroevolution of Plant Reproductive Systems”. Join us!

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Red Siskin Initiative featured on SIBG

The Red Siskin Initiative was recently featured in a piece on the Smithsonian Institute for Biodiversity Genomics website–check it out here. The Red Siskin Initiative is led by members of the Braun lab. Check out the ‘Red Siskin Conservation’ tab to learn more about the project.

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