Introducing Dr. McQuillan!

We are all very proud of Mike, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation on Monday, April 16! Mike’s dissertation is entitled Ecological causes and evolutionary consequences of hybridization in chickadees. He has done some really exciting research, and we look forward to great things yet to come from Dr. McQuillan. Way to go, Mike!

Celebratory champagne with the new Dr. McQuillan. (Photo credit: Maria Brace)

Mike and three members of his dissertation committee. L to R: Murray Itzkowitz, Amber Rice, Mike McQuillan, Greg Lang. Committee member not pictured: Dr. Michael Braun, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. (Photo credit: Maria Brace)

Congratulatory decorations from a Rice Lab undergraduate. (Photo credit: Maria Brace)

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