We are all so excited for Mike as he moves on to a postdoc position with Dr. Sarah Tishkoff at the University of Pennsylvania! Mike’s new position started July 2. He will be working with Dr. Tishkoff’s group on human evolutionary genomics. What a fantastic opportunity! We can’t wait to hear more about what he learns and the projects he works on. Congratulations and best wishes, Mike!
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!
Check out Mike’s manuscript on learning and memory deficiencies in hybrid chickadees! It’s available here on the Biology preprint server, bioRxiv. Great job, Mike!
Way to go, Joanna! We’re so proud of you!
Alex received a Lehigh College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Research Grant to support his dissertation research on the role of olfactory communication in hybridization. Congratulations, Alex!!!
This new blog post on the Genetic Society of America’s Genes to Genomes blog reports on the Spring 2017 EPiC conference, including a mention of Mike’s 3rd place in the best talk competition. http://genestogenomes.org/evolution-in-philadelphia/
A belated congratulations to Mike for receiving the Best Graduate Student Talk award at the 2017 Lehigh Valley Ecology and Evolution Symposium at DeSales University…AND for receiving 3rd Best Graduate Student Talk at the Evolution in Philadelphia Conference at the University of Pennsylvania, both in April.
Today at Lehigh’s 149th Commencement, Rice Lab seniors Joe Skibbens and Olivia Mobarakai graduated from Lehigh. Joe earned a BA in Biology and a BA in International Relations, and Olivia earned a BS in Biology. They are moving on to employment and graduate study. We are also saying goodbye to Ryan Herbert, BS ’16, who spent his Presidential Scholar year in the lab, and will be starting a Ph.D. program at Princeton University in the fall. We are very proud of all of you, and will miss you!
Alex was awarded an Animal Behavior Society Student Research Grant to support his research on the chemical ecology of hybridizing songbirds! Way to go, Alex!