Brian Coyle’s Senate of Scientists lightning talk from the November 2015 session.


Mike with Diane McTurk, world famous for disporting herself with Giant Otters. Karanambo, Guyana, 2009.

Mike Walking in Tilley Hat

Mike. Cave Creek Canyon, Arizona August 2014.


Mike and former PhD student Sarah Kingston. Uruapan, Mexico, 2008.

mike on Roraima

Mike on Mt. Roraima, the “Mother of Waters”. Guyana, 2000.

Frontiers in Phylogenetics Symposium, September 2015

2015-09-15 09.03.19

Rebecca Dikow begins the symposium

2015-09-15 09.04.34

NMNH Associate Director for Science Maureen Kearney welcomes the audience

2015-09-15 09.10.19

Anna Savage on frog immunogenomics

2015-09-15 09.44.37

Marin Brewer on plant-parasite coevolution

2015-09-15 10.44.17

Holly Bik on environment sampling of eukaryotes

2015-09-15 11.14.08

Maria Hoffman on tracing salmonella outbreaks at the FDA

2015-09-15 11.42.17

Spencer Nyholm on the squid microbiome

2015-09-15 14.02.12

Dan Janies on the geography of pathogens

2015-09-15 14.28.30

Corrie Moreau on symbiosis in ants

2015-09-15 15.02.00

Miguel Pinto on using museum collections to track infectious disease origins

2015-09-15 16.02.17

Pam Weisenhorn on the evolution of microbe metabolism

2015-09-15 16.29.47

Mike Sorenson on obligate brood parasitism


Mike and Brian head to Guyana, Fall 2014

Brian tries the local fare.

Brian tries the local fare.


Brian sharing research and conservation plans with undergraduates at University of Guyana

Colleague Chris Milensky showing local kids some of our work.

Colleague Chris Milensky teaching local kids about birds.


Colleague Anna Phillips hard at work.

Colleague Anna Phillips hard at work searching the birds for parasites. She gets especially excited about the tapeworms she finds! More about her work here:

DSCN0489(2) DSCN0504




Mike contemplating life.

Mike at the river.

Royal Amazon Flycatcher

Royal Amazon Flycatcher

HC’s Trip to Borneo, Spring 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Copy of 20140716_132614 Copy of 20140716_125903 Copy of 20140716_105302 Copy of 20140716_100311 Copy of 20140713_114841 Copy of 20140713_093417 Copy of 20140711_102407 Copy of 20140711_093744 Copy of 20140711_080844